A completely self-contained system that includes a drawing board with parallel blade, a tilting mechanism for board angle, and a storage compartment for tools. Easily converts to a convenient briefcase with carrying handle. The drafting surface is reversible to put parallel blade inside case for protection when transporting. The drawing can be left in place when the unit is closed. Acrylic parallel blade for highest clarity and dimensional stability will not discolor and is not affected by sun or water. The cord mechanism, which keeps the blade parallel, is enclosed for trouble-free operation and provides easy adjustment of blade.