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    GRID DRAWING LESSONS : How to Draw with Grids with the Following Tutorials

    How to Draw Perfect Hearts for Valentines Day How to Draw Cupid
    How to Draw Pepe Le Pew How to Draw Tom and Jerry

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    Drawing with a Grid

    Drawing with a Grid

    If tracing isn't an option - or you really feel that it is cheating (I don't think it is) then using a grid to copy your image may be just the thing. The added bonus of using a grid as a drawing aid, is that you must judge relative distances and reproduce them, so it will help your overall drawing skills by training visual memory. Just follow these easy steps!

    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.

    Grid Drawing

    Grid Drawing

    I must admit, I didn't use grid drawing as a tool to help me learn to draw. My sister kindly made a grid for me, on a transparency, but for a long time, I didn't get around to trying it out. So, I've been experimenting drawing with grids since I wanted to write about it as an optional drawing tool.

    Grid Method of Resizing

    Grid Method of Resizing

    When sizing-up from a sketch you can lightly draw a grid of regular lines on the drawing itself or (as with photographs) you can use a suitable, fine pen to draw your grid on an acetate sheet. The acetate method is preferable as you have a permanent, ready-to-hand grid for all occasions. The smaller you make your squares the more accurate your copy will be. I found that a grid of ½-inch (1cm) squares was quite adequate for a 6"×4" photograph.

    How To Use A Grid To Make Drawing Simple

    How To Use A Grid To Make Drawing Simple

    For this demonstration I will be using a grid to draw a picture of a puppy on a birthday card for my nephew. Do not pay for those expensive grid drawing tutorials when you can learn the same technique on your own for free. I first learned how to use a grid for drawing in a high school geometry project where we had to enlarge a cartoon.

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