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The handmade ruler for your own vanishing point drawings.
The handmade ruler for your own vanishing point drawings.
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Even though every type of drawing can be done digitally nowadays, handmade ones do still hold their own charm. The passion and labour that are behind every drawing and painting continue to increase the value of said project. With this mindset and a passion of my own for perspective and geometric objects, I developed the Vanishing Point Ruler, which allows for quick and precise drawings of any kind. It is easy to work with, comes with additional uses and prevents any smudging or tearing of the paper, a problem that usually occurs with similar tools.
 

The two essential functions  

Units “Guide” and “Ruler” work together to create the two essential functions of the Vanishing Point Ruler.

For one, one is able to rotate it 360° around a specific point – the vanishing point.
For one, one is able to rotate it 360° around a specific point – the vanishing point.

 

It can furthermore be moved through the guide to reach other desired locations on the drawing paper.
It can furthermore be moved through the guide to reach other desired locations on the drawing paper.

Measurement

 

The original use of a ruler does not get lost, of course. The units of measurement are metric (this can be changed to Inches, if desired). 25cm can be measured by the VPR, starting from the tip of the ruler.
The original use of a ruler does not get lost, of course. The units of measurement are metric (this can be changed to Inches, if desired). 25cm can be measured by the VPR, starting from the tip of the ruler.

 Guide Stop

The Guide Stop sits at the end of the VPR to prevent the Guide from detaching and getting lost while the ruler is moved around or put away.
The Guide Stop sits at the end of the VPR to prevent the Guide from detaching and getting lost while the ruler is moved around or put away.

 Handle

A small handle in the centre of the ruler allows for a comfortable hold and use of the Vanishing Point Ruler.
A small handle in the centre of the ruler allows for a comfortable hold and use of the Vanishing Point Ruler.

 Vanishing Point / Placement

The vanishing point is marked by the engraving on the Guide. Simply put the mark on top of where you wish your vanishing point to be on the paper. A magnet prevents any unintentional moving.
The vanishing point is marked by the engraving on the Guide. Simply put the mark on top of where you wish your vanishing point to be on the paper. A magnet prevents any unintentional moving.

 How Does It Work?  

It’s simple! The most important part is to prevent the paper from taking any damage. The best solution: a magnet.  

Inside the Guide hides a neodymium magnet, marking the vanishing point. To keep the ruler in place, simply put a thin piece of metal under your drawing paper. As an alternative, a magnetic plate could also be used as drawing pad for underneath your paper. The latter method holds the benefit, that the vanishing point can also be placed outside of your canvas.

Material  

A big benefit of working with laser is the ability to incorporate small details while maintaining a short production time.  

The delicate design is carved into 1mm thin birch plywood, using laser technology. Transparent acrylic makes up the foundation of the ruler. These materials are of high quality and easy to work with. A layer of lacquer additionally protects the ruler of any accidental fineliner-attacks.

Risks and challenges

The production of the rulers costs time and money which I can not afford. Kickstarter and your support can make this possible.
As an "single entrepreneur" and the fact that the ruler is handmade, the manufacturing process could take longer depending on the quantity.

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    Thank you for your support!

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    Get a small drawing!

    Thank you for your generous support. You will receive a small VPdrawing.

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    One Piece Right-Handed VPR

    You get one piece of the Vanishing Point Ruler to fill up your drawing with the power of one vanishing point. (right handed pen holder)

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    • VPR (R) + Magnetic Disc
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    One Piece Left-Handed VPR

    You get one piece of the Vanishing Point Ruler to fill up your drawing with the power of one vanishing point. (left handed pen holder)

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    • VPR (L) + Magnetic Disc
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    2 Vanishing Point Rulers

    Two are much better than one. Get two VPR´s and start your own vanishing point drawings!

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    • 2 VPR´s + 2 Magnetic Discs
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    TWO VPR´s with your own design!

    Coustum your own surface!
    If you send me your idea of a design for the Vanishing Point Ruler i will try to realize it.

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