"Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great
make you believe that you too can become great."

— Mark Twain

Drawing: You can do a drawing on almost any smooth flat surface. Be sure the surface is clean. Any debris under the paper will cause your pencil to leave dirty marks. Yuk.
Drafting: For drafting, you're going to want a surface that has a straight edge along one side. If your right handed, you'll want the straight edge to be on the left. If you're left handed, you'll want the straight edge on the right. I know, duh.

Lettering for architecture and technical theater is basically the same. Lettering can be very pretty and stylized or it can be fairly boring. What it must be, all the time, is clear and legible. For tech theater paperwork we always use capitol block letters. This can get boring quickly. So, we add some style. A slight slant does wonders. A nice curve to some letters. I've known people who get jobs because of their lettering. Think about it; the person hiring wants to have others think highly of the paperwork coming out of their design studio. If I'm the designer and my assistant is drafting the lighting plot, I want the lettering to have a professional flare.

 This set in introductory instructions in creating a light plot is the result of a request for help from one of our mailing list members  
 Start with a small ground plan of the theater space you are working in.  ltplota

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