Sunday, April 21, 2013

Cheating?

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Using a grid to draw something can be a touchy subject for some people.Some view it as cheating, other see it as a tool. I am in the using it as a tool group.

When I really can't get something right, I use a grid to help. After trying about a dozen times, I couldn't get the angle of the parrots beak right, so decided to grid the photo. Breaking large areas down to smaller ones, does help a lot when I just can't seem to draw that day :p

10 comments:

Screaming Feline said...

I don't view it as cheating as that was the first step I was taught in Art School. I still use grids from time to time because it is an excellent tool. :)

Sarah Crumpton said...

I almost always use a grid for my artwork. It is how I get my animal drawings so accurate. It really helps when I'm sketching in spots on fur, for without the grid lines I would totally go cross-eyed! :p

Ann said...

Just another tool in the tool box...it's what you do with it that matters :-)

2paw said...

I am pretty sure some famous artists used that exact same technique and no-one is pooh-poohing them!!!

littleblackduckblog said...

I am really not an artist and translating my design ideas into patterns is a tricky thing for me. I use grid paper all the time! Makes life a lot easier

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

used grids in highschool, but no one has mentioned them at college, not sure why tho

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

they are def. a life line when drawing spots!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

exactly!:)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

there were a few masters where you can still see the grid lines on their work :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

i couldn't imaging trying to make a pattern without a grid, i cant even with a grid lol