This is an excellent tool to practice making lines and learning how to shade.  Sometimes in art class we would fill in the open parts and leave the shades parts open.

Squaring Up Making a Grid This is an excellent tool to practice making lines and learning how to shade. Sometimes in art class we would fill in the open parts and leave the shades parts open.

Art Ed Central lovves: How to use the Grid Method with a Drawing of Chuck Close as an Example

Artist Chuck Close discusses how using grids to create his large-scale portraits prevents him from being overwhelmed by the whole.

Papa   byLou Traylor example of grid drawing using pattern for value

Papa by, Lou Traylor example of grid drawing using pattern for value. Its a great example, but I don't think this technique renders his beard well

Grid Drawing Instructions- awesome for when I teach this- show powerpoint on this page.

Grid Drawing Instructions- awesome for when I teach this- show powerpoint on this page. Also has still life lessons

High school...gridded artwork - Google Search Interesting move away from typical self portraiture.

Gridded Self Portrait. This is professional, of course, but what a great idea for middle schoolers to grid two pictures - one self portrait and one of a mediaeval creature and replace some of the squares from some of the creature.

I like the way she explains grid enlargement. My 7th graders have struggled to understand so I'll try this explanation, showing the enlargement in ratio! Why didn't I think of that?

The Grid Method: An Easy Step-by-Step Instructional Guide for Transferring or Enlarging Images — Art is Fun

grid drawings for art | Drawing with Grids Worksheets

Practice Drawing Grid with Slice of Pizza. Could be fun social activity to have one student draw and the next reproduce.

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