Grid Drawing: Line
I’ve included 8 cartoon grid drawings and one full color photo to show the kids how they can eventually draw really great things using this method. The grid is numbered for easy use. Section 1 on the picture coordinates with section 1 on the blank grid page and so on. It’s worth noting to students that math is being used to create this picture. You may also point out the use of vertical and horizontal lines and the difference in each. For a challenge project, give them the Eagle!
Using a grid to to divide pictures into smaller parts helps you see how the edges of shapes are joined together to form a picture. By breaking the image down you can draw just about anything!
This package contains images with grids in place and numbered sections but you can use this method with any picture just use a ruler and a marker to draw a grid over the picture you want to draw. Then use the same method on a blank piece of paper but use a pencil instead. When you are finished with your drawing, erase the pencil marks and paint your picture.
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