Table top easel

I am a novice learning to draw with pencils. Typically, I sit in a chair drawing on a dining table with the sketch pad flat on the table. I am finding this position awkward. Does anyone recommend using an easel, where you may adjust the angle of the paper to your pencil?

I love my easel to draw on I have a small table top one that has storage as well and it great to have that flexibility to move in different angles . I have some similar to this one . I also have a big easel . If I am just sketching ideas some times I will use a notebook on my lap but really love the easels . It also makes a great firm surface to lean on .

I hope this helps .

Thank you for commenting. I find myself standing up at times to find a comfortable angle of pencil to paper.