Grid Drawing

Instruction: Using the reference photo handout below, draw the image as you would normally, without using a grid.

Materials: Start with 2H/HB to sketch, using darker pencils to add shading and depth to lines.

Timer: 20 mins

 

Once you’ve completed the above continue on with the next exercise

 

Instruction: Next, use the following reference photo handout with a grid. In your art diary draw up a corresponding grid. Make sure the grid in your art diary has the same amount of rows and columns as the reference, and that they make squares. For example, the reference photo has 5×5 grids, so you want to create a grid with five rows, and five columns. I tend to do grids in inches, so I would do a grid that is five inches wide, five inches long and each grid square would be one inch by one inch. You can obviously do this in centimeters, just measure your page and find a size which would work well. In an A4 diary 15cm x 15cm would work well, with each grid square being 3cm by 3cm.

To make grids easier to match up you may want to number the columns 1-5 and name the rows A-E.

Materials: Start with 2H/HB to sketch, using darker pencils to add shading and depth to lines.

Timer: 20-45 mins (this really depends how much time and effort you’d like to put in)

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