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scrambled method

by JuliannaKunstler.com

choose images for assignment 1:
bike drawing butterfly dragon fish flower hand scull

The reason you are doing the "scrambled" grid method is to train your eye to see only what's inside each square, without your brain directing you what to draw.

Learn to rely strictly on your eyes.

choose images for assignment 2:
owl rhino scull

Printouts for shading:

owl with grid | owl

rhino with grid | rhino

scull with grid | scull

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grid copying method

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Locate the square on the grid.

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See where the shape crosses the grid line and place the marks on your grid.

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Find the highest (lowest) point of the shape.

Mark it.

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Now... it's like connecting the dots.

Draw the outline of the shape.

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Fill it in.

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Find the next square to copy.

If the shape is too small or detailed - divide the square into 4 quadrants.

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Again, mark the grid lines where the shape outline crosses it.

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Draw the outline.

Fill it in.

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For detailed and complex shapes - divide the square again.

Draw the "big" shapes first.

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Once you have the main outline...

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Place the key marks for the details.

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Outline details and fill in the shape.

Continue with the rest of the picture.

assignment 1

Choose a printout of scrambled image pieces.

Use a grid and a Sharpie to copy each square onto the grid.

Be as accurate as possible to duplicate all shapes and proportions.

assignment 2

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Use 12"x15" drawing paper.

Mark every 1.5 inch all around using a pencil (H or HB).

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Connect all marks.

Important: use very, very, very fine lines.

Choose an image to copy using the grid method.

Continue using a hard pencil to outline every single detail from each square.

Switch drawing pencils when you are ready to shade.

Choose from ebony pencil or any softer drawing pencil (B and more).

Always compare your shading to the original. Keep white areas white.

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