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hellsangel13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
Do you use gridlines in your portrait processes? a mentor told me that's what professional artists use to make their drawings proportionate=)
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
True I do use guidelines but not as you might think, I also draw quick sketches of the whole thing before I even start.
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hellsangel13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
i mean drawing grid lines on the actual drawings to place the proportions=) like dividing the paper into many squares and having another one for your reference so like example the left eye will appear on the exact same spot as the original picture with the exact same length away from the ears and forehead instead of estimating the distance=)
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arminmersmann Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I have done that for the complicated poses such as Name of the Father, but most of the time I use a process very akin to sight measuring and use small hash mark, grids at times get in the way and make work look stiff
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hellsangel13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
true i agree with that and i was horrified that even art needs math; to make sure the squares fitted on the paper:D
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