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Reply #15 on: October 07, 2011, 09:15:23 AM
Oh yes, Valweb. I've considered making smaller grids but was waiting for someone to mention it first. I wasn't really sure anybody wanted one.
Let me put them together for you and I'll update the zip folder in post #1. It'll be easier for me to do it this way rather then try to explain the process.
Hang on and give me a few minutes...  ;)

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Reply #16 on: October 07, 2011, 10:25:14 AM
OK, everyone. My first post has been updated to include two more grid templates in this package.
The two new grid templates are approximately 1/2" squares but will still fill an 8 1/2" by 11" piece of standard US printer paper.

Is this what you were looking for?

You can also get the new zip folder below in this post.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2011, 10:43:57 AM by thegrindre »
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Reply #17 on: October 09, 2011, 04:02:44 AM
Geepers....thank you so much.   I am doing another rose painting and used your method to grid the photo....works like a bomb!    :clap: :clap:
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Reply #18 on: October 09, 2011, 06:14:13 AM
GREAT!  :clap: I'm glad that's what everybody was looking for.  O0

Any other requests, just holler. I'll see what I can come up with.

Happy  :painting:
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Reply #19 on: October 13, 2011, 06:35:12 AM
Hello, I was wondering if you or anyone else could help me with a little problem I ran into the other day. I wanted to transfer a photo i got to a canvas board that is 11 x 14 . what size grid should I use so that my drawing will come out right? maybe I'm just overlooking some simple little thing but It's got me confused :confused: a bit, also is there a certain size that I should print out of picture? for example would a 5 x 7 photo work for what I'm trying to do or should I print them all 8 x 10?

have a great day.

Travis. 


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Reply #20 on: October 13, 2011, 06:47:04 AM
Hey, guys, listen. You're trying to make this grid thing complicated. It's as simple as pie.
It doesn't matter what the size of your small picture is as long as you grid both, the pic and the canvas the same.
Don't worry about the inch measurements. If you equally divide and put 12 grid lines on your original picture, you're gonna have to equally divide and put 12 grid lines on your canvas, too.
OK, let's say you divide your small picture into quarters, then you'll have to divide your big canvas into quarters also.
It's that simple, really. Size doesn't matter. It's the grids that have to be the same.

Hope that helps.  ;)
« Last Edit: October 13, 2011, 07:18:18 AM by thegrindre »
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Reply #21 on: October 13, 2011, 06:54:38 AM
 :idea: B-I-N-G-O!!
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Reply #22 on: October 13, 2011, 07:13:47 AM
 :2funny: That's one down... How many to go?  :2funny:
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Reply #23 on: October 13, 2011, 10:13:08 AM
Rick...you really don't want to know!   :faint:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #24 on: October 13, 2011, 12:14:58 PM
the way to choose how many blocks to divide your reference picture up into will depend on the size of the reference picture- if you choose too many blocks you are just making work for yourself, choose only a few, then you are basically back to drawing freehand again.


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Reply #25 on: October 13, 2011, 02:06:55 PM
Thanks for that Nolan, makes my life a bit easier.  O0
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Reply #26 on: October 13, 2011, 04:53:33 PM
Okay, Rick, I understand the grids have to be the same, the photo grid and the canvas grid.  I know nothing about computer stuff so how will this work:
If I have an 8 1/2x11 picture, I place the transparent plastic grid over it and clip both together.  I work from this reference picture right to the canvas which has  the same number of grids.  After my picture is copied, I proceed to erase grid lines.  Will that work?


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Reply #27 on: October 13, 2011, 05:51:24 PM
Hi Liz. I'm not sure what you're asking. Let me say this...
I know you understand the grid thing in that the grids have to be the same on both your picture and the canvas.
So, it makes no difference what size each is as long as the grids are equal on both.
Therefore all that needs to be done is copy what you see in each grid square from your picture to your canvas and everything will come out. It has to, it can't fail if you copied correctly.

Try to picture this in your mind.
A 5"x7" picture on your desk that you divide with grid lines of 4 horizontally and 6 lines vertically, one inch apart, just to make it easy. (But this doesn't matter. It could be 9 lines by 13 lines.)
Now, you have to duplicate this exact grid pattern onto your canvas as well. Sooooo, you break out your yardstick because your canvas is 5'x7' and are  gonna need these grid lines the same... They're gonna be one foot apart, in this case.
You can even grid your canvas first, if that helps any. Then calculate the same grid pattern to your picture.

You can erase grid lines if need be, such as in a watercolor medium but acrylics and oils should cover them if you made them very lightly.

It matters not how you grid your work. What does matters is that you grid them both the same.

Did that help? Gosh, I hope so.  ::)

BINGO! I think I understand what you're doing, Liz.  :idea: Fantastic idea, BTW. Using clear plastic for your picture grid to keep from screwing up a perfectly good photo.  O0
Using a clothespin or bobby pin or paperclip to hold them together. YES! Perfect!  ;)
You go, girl... :2funny:
Ya, that would be the equivalent to what I've offered here.  :)
I'll bet you could even wrap your photo in saran wrap or plastic wrap then use a Sharpie...
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Reply #28 on: October 13, 2011, 09:53:52 PM
 :idea: Starting to understand more.  Thanks for explaining.
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Reply #29 on: October 13, 2011, 10:02:00 PM
My pleasure...  :urwelcome:
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