8 X 10 inch freehand sketch in pencil
This is the sketch I showed you last week. I want to do a larger 11 X 14 painting. When I go to Portrait and Figure Studio, I just jump in with paint, adjusting as I go. This time I decided I wanted to make a study of the subtleties of of the shadows, particularly on the face. Knowing more about these shadows will be helpful when I do a freehand painting of another face.
I have a lot of choices when I consider enlarging. I can enlarge the sketch to 11 X14 by simply drawing it larger.
Or I can enlarge the photo to 11 X 14 and trace outlines of the larger photo. My scanner has a 8.5 by 14 inch bed so using the scanner would require some manuveuring. It is possible to make a 11 X 14 scanned photo in two sections.
But sometimes a scanner is not available. A person can always draw a grid on either the photo or the drawing as they are now and use the grid as a basis for enlarging. This is a traditional method of enlarging.
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