The following is an excerpt from a Drawing Board article by Butch Krieger in the November 2007 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
1. If you’re new at using grids, use them only to transfer images at the same size. Wait until you’ve had a bit of practice to try to enlarge images with them.
2. At first use grids with smaller boxes (around 7/8″ squares), and then progress to larger ones. This way, if you wish, you can gradually “wean” yourself off grids.
3. Draw all your contour lines first and then add the shading. This is especially important when drawing the human figure.
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‘Till next time,