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How to keep perfect proportion for a realistic drawing

using a grid!

Tutorial category: drawing  
Tutorial type:
Step-by-step   
Submitted by:
anncliff
Tools used: Photoshop or any photo editing program
This tutorial is based on:
George Harrison for AuroraSkye by anncliff

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Step 1

First, you need to do a grid on RMD. There is no rule so you need do it with your eyes. 1 line in the middle (at 50%) and 2 more (25% and 75%). Same thing the other side. When it seems okay, you save it in your computer.

 

Step 2

You need 2 grids. 1 horizontal and 1 vertical. So, when you want to do a drawing, you can load the grid that you need.

 

 

Step 3

Your photo need to be at the same ratio of your RMD page. The RMD page is 460x640 so if you photo is 500x500, you need to calculate 460x500/640. In photoshop, you open a new project with 359x500 pixels.

 

Step 4

If you have photoshop, import your photo. Go on «affichage» (view i think) and «règles» (rules). Now, right click on the rule and choose %. To add lines, click left on the rule, let the button clicked and slide the line to 50%. One more time to 75%, etc.

 

Step 5

Now, you put your phootshop window juste beside RMD by minimize the window size. You create another layer and you can do your first sketch on it.

 

 

Step 6

If you need help to tittle details, add more lines. But it need to ALWAYS be on the same ratio.

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