I’m starting a new painting and have decided to blog the painting process. For two reasons: First, I have three unfinished canvasses in my small flat, and don’t want a fourth, so blogging a picture should ensure I finish it. Second, I’d appreciate any feedback along the way.
The picture will be based on a press photo I found online (to be revealed in due course), and I’ll start by transferring what I want from the photo to the canvas using the age-old ‘grid’ method.
I’m using the grid drawing tool at sporkforge.com to add a 36 x 24 grid to the digital photo (my canvas is 36″ x 24″), and I’m now, with pencil and ruler, covering the canvas with one inch squares.
Is grid drawing cheating? Well, if it was good enough for Dürer.