Exercise 19: Enlarging an existing drawing
Draw a thumbnail sketch of a simple object in your sketchbook. Draw a grid of squares in pencil over your sketch. Draw another grid of larger squares on a larger piece of paper, and copy the information contained in each of the small squares onto the larger grid.
I ran into difficulties early on, trying to work out the comparative ratios for the two drawings. I found the drawing up of the grids quite confusing and seemed to over-complicate matters. Then I cut the top off the mug anyway! That may have been because I drew the grid before I drew the mug. I’m sure there was a good reason for doing so at the time…….
Even so, the method did work, as the larger drawing is obviously a copy of the smaller one. It felt an unnatural way of drawing, though, and any mistakes in the original picture are magnified in the larger version.