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    TRANSFERRING SKETCHES & IMAGES TO PAPER AND CANVAS : How to Transfer, Copy, Reduce, Enlarge Drawings with Artists' Techniques

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    Guide to Tracing and Transferring Drawings

    Guide to Tracing and Transferring Drawings

    Here are several ways to transfer, copy, or trace sketches & drawings to another piece of paper or canvas.

    Grid Drawing : Copying Pictures Using a Grid Squares

    Grid Drawing - Copying Pictures Using a Grid Squares

    When selecting a picture to copy, make sure it is large and clear. You might wish to photocopy or do a computer printout rather than drawing directly on a photograph. You need an image with clear lines and edges - a blurry image makes it difficult to find a line to follow.

    Copying Drawings by Methods of Triangulation

    Copying Drawings by Methods of Triangulation

    In a drawing in which the detail is complex, the triangles are easily subdivided, both in the original and in the drawing to be made from it. Not alone is this method superior in every way to the "squaring" process, but it provides a sure and easy way to make regularly proportional distortions.

    A Simple Reproduction of Drawings Method by Measuring & Scaling

    A Simple Reproduction of Drawings Method by Measuring & Scaling

    Asimple method of measuring a drawing and spacing it in dimensions for reproduction to fit a required space is of the utmost importance to the artist who demands speed.

    Drawing Scale: Easy Ways to Give Your Pieces Some Weight

    Drawing Scale: Easy Ways to Give Your Pieces Some Weight

    There are many different techniques you can use when transferring a drawing or sketch to a bigger or smaller medium.

    How to Transfer and Enlarge Your Sketches

    How to Transfer and Enlarge Your Sketches

    You may want to learn how to enlarge a sketch if you ever want to paint a large picture. The above link takes you to an article with tips on how to do large paintings. This article is about enlarging an original sketch or drawing for such tasks.

    Transfer Techniques for Do It Yourself Wall Murals : The Chalkboard Dilemma

    Transfer Techniques for Do It Yourself Wall Murals : The Chalkboard Dilemma

    There are lots of easy ways to get your mural on the wall, and to make it look right the first time. Just keep reading…

    Painting Wall Murals : Drawing Grid Method

    Painting Wall Murals : Drawing Grid Method

    Although more advanced than painting wall murals with the projector method, another option for do it yourself mural painting is the drawing grid method. By drawing a square grid on your image and another square grid on the wall, you can draw a mural without using any special equipment.

    How to Enlarge a Drawing Using a Grid - You don't need to be an artist to copy or enlarge any picture with great results.

    How to Enlarge Images For Watercolors, Drawings, Or Paintings Using a Grid - When you do art for fun or for profit, it is inevitable that you will come across an image you need to enlarge. Maybe you took an extremely good picture of a landscape, or a friend or client has a photo in e-mail that they want you to paint. When that happens, you will need to be able to fit it to the "canvas." Whether you are painting a mural on the side of a two story building, or just a pencil drawing on typing paper, here is a pretty simple way to do it.

    How to Enlarge a Photo by Doing a Grid Drawing - If you want to make a drawing or painting based on a photograph, one of the more accurate ways of copying the image is by using the grid method. A smaller grid is traced onto the original photo and a larger one is produced onto a blank paper. Grid lines are then used to help keep the drawn image as close to the photo image as possible. This method can be used as the base for colored pencil drawings, outlines for oils or watercolors or background sketches for fabric arts projects such as cross stitch and pictorial quilting.

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    You Might Also Like the Following Resource Pages on This Site ... Grid Drawing to Copy Images ... Camera Lucida ... Camera Obscura ... Using Art Projectors ... Light Boxes

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