Using a grid

Discussion in 'Art' started by TheLizardQueen, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. TheLizardQueen

    TheLizardQueen horny for knowledge

    What do you think about using a grid when drawing? You know, drawing a grid on a picture, then drawing another grid on a piece of paper and simply transferring it. Do you consider it cheating, or not?
  2. desert nightmare

    desert nightmare Senior Member

    I don't know. I've thought about that a lot though. I'd say it definatly makes it a lot easier.
  3. as long as you are still drawing the picture there is no such thing as cheating in art.

    because art isn't a contest.

    useing a grid gives you many points of reference for face and body porportions, i don't know how THAT is cheating.
  4. Many people in history have used grids, including Vincent Van Gogh. It's a great tool when you want something to be precise.
  5. Sarombi

    Sarombi Member

    its a tool like a pencil, is using a pencil cheating or a ruler nahh
  6. indian~summer

    indian~summer yo ho & a bottle of yum

    i don't use grids mainly cause i draw from models and i don't really see the point, i just go by eye
    art is a personal thing, if you like grids than use grids
  7. AoXoMoXoA420

    AoXoMoXoA420 Member

    there's no cheating only technique
  8. moon_flower

    moon_flower Banned

    When I'm doing a really large piece and I'm using a small picture, I'll use a grid to get the outline drawn, then erase the grid and go from there.
    But, I use them only when I want the picture to turn out exactly like the smaller picture.
    I don't think it's cheating, just something to help out.


    Many traditional air-brush artists use grids, they call them ''idiot lines'' as you can't really make any mistakes when your copying and scaling up an image. Another technique they use is over-head projectors to scale up images.
    Grids are OK, it just makes the perspective more accurate

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