25 Days to Better Drawings – Day Twenty-One – The Grid Technique

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Description: Learn how to use the grid technique to accurately capture any subject in a drawing when working from a photo reference.

Suggested Materials: H and 2B graphite pencils, ruler, kneaded eraser, and white drawing paper.



25 Days to Better Drawings – Day Twenty-One – The Grid Technique — 3 Comments

  1. I loved the idea of using the grid technique to help with value. In the past I always used the grid to define the shapes and placements of defined areas in the object. Thanks for creating these lessons.

  2. Thank you Matt for the very interesting and engaging exercise! I found it a lot easier to do this exercise by magnifying the photo reference to focus on one square at a time. I won’t be able to see the ‘big picture’, therefore won’t be misguided by my thinking. When working on values this method is useful too as the contrast of values is clear and I won’t be confused by what the colour of the object might be.

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