Chuck Close Grid Drawing Lesson

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Grade: 7th

STEP ONE:
Choose an image (preferably a portrait) to use for your grid drawing. Make sure to crop your image to make it interesting.

STEP TWO:

  • Place your chosen image in the BOTTOM LEFT hand corner of your drawing paper.
  • Now use a ruler to draw a straight line from the BOTTOM LEFT hand corner of the image and the paper through to the TOP RIGHT hand corner of the image to the TOP of the paper (usually it will not line up with the top right corner).

Chuck Close Grid Drawing Lesson

STEP THREE:

  • From the top of the diagonal line draw a straight line down to the bottom of the paper. This section of the paper will be cut off later.
  • The paper and the image are now proportioned to each other.

Chuck Close Grid Drawing Lesson

STEP FOUR:

  • Grid out your image into squares. Use at least 6 squares on each side, this will space out your image enough to see the detail.
  • Now grid your drawing paper using the same amount of squares. It is ok if some of the squares are slightly different sizes.
  • Now it is time to draw! Draw square by square.

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