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# The Grid Technique

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Learn to use the grid technique to make accurate drawings from photos

Learn to use the grid technique to make accurate drawings from photos

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• 1. The Grid Technique The Techniques of Art TheVirtualInstructor.com
• 2. The grid technique is a method used to draw images accurately from a photo or drawing. TheVirtualInstructor.com
• 3. The first step is to draw a grid over the photo or drawing you wish to transfer. TheVirtualInstructor.com
• 4. Next, create a proportional grid on the drawing surface. TheVirtualInstructor.com
• 5. You may choose to label columns and rows to help locate which square within the grid that you are working. TheVirtualInstructor.com
• 6. This will help you isolate information in the photo to draw within the corresponding square on the drawing paper. TheVirtualInstructor.com
• 7. Concentrate only on the lines, shapes, and values that you observe in the reference and draw only what you see in the corresponding square. TheVirtualInstructor.com
• 8. When the grid technique is used and followed correctly, any reference can be drawn accurately. TheVirtualInstructor.com
• 9. The Process… Draw a grid over a photo or drawing Draw a proportional grid on a drawing surface or support Add numbers and letters to help identify squares within the grid Draw lines, shapes, and values found within the squares on the reference on the drawing paper or support in the corresponding square. TheVirtualInstructor.com
• 10. The Process… Draw a grid over a photo or drawing Draw a proportional grid on a drawing surface or support Add numbers and letters to help identify squares within the grid Draw lines, shapes, and values found within the squares on the reference on the drawing paper or support in the corresponding square. TheVirtualInstructor.com