Sketching Tutorials

How to get the proportions right using the grid method

The grid method is a tool you can use to make drawing proportions a lot easier. To use the grid method you draw a grid on the photo you're drawing and replicate that same grid onto your piece of paper. This devides complicated photos or subjects into many comprehensible squares. You can now focus on each square instead of the whole picture which is easier than trying the sketch the whole subject at once. If your subject is very detailed or complicated you can make a denser grid with more squares to make it easier to sketch it accurately. And if you have a relatively easy subject you don't need a grid with many squares.

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