To see on introduction video on how to use the grids and one on comparing doing a freehand drawing verses using the grids video click on youtube links below:
Use with dry erase marker (not included)
Quickly position and sketch your composition using the same proportioned grid as your final surface. Then use the grid to help transfer your sketch to your canvas, drawing pad or other 2 dimensional surface. It is easy to use whether you are doing landscapes on location, a model or still life in your studio or in an art class . Compose-It-Grids ensure all your composition fits the way you want and in the correct perspective. They make doing art much easier.
Each 8x10 inch Compose-It-Grid of a single proportion has listed on it the most common canvas and drawing pad sizes used in that format, for example:
1:1 - covers all square formats.
1:2 - 6x12, 10x20, 12x24, 16x32, 18,x36, 20x4, 24x48, 36x72.
1:3 - 3x9, 4x12, 5x15, 6x18, 7x21, 8x24, 9x27, 10x30, 11x33, 12x36, 24x72.
2:3 - 6x9, 8x12, 10x15, 12x18, 14x21, 16x24, 18x27, 20x30, 24x36, 48x72.
3:4 - 9x12, 12x16, 15x20, 18x24, 21x28, 24x32, 27x36, 30x40, 36x48, 54x72.
4:5 - 8x10, 16x20, 24x30, 32x40, 36x45, 40x50, 48x60.
5:6 - 10x12, 15x18, 20x24, 25x30, 30x36, 35x42, 40x48, 50x60, 60x72.
5.5:7 - 11x14, 22x28, 33x42, 44x56, 55x70.
7:8 - 14x16, 28x32
6 in 1 - Six smaller proportional grids in one 8x10 inch drawing tool.
'Pocket Size' 3:4 on red acrylic - simplifies values - approximately 4x5 inches.
'Pocket size' 3:4 on clear acrylic - better for detail - approximately 4x5 inches.