How to enlarge a drawing using a grid

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How to enlarge a drawing using a grid
Enlarge a Drawing Using a Grid

You don't need to be an artist to copy or enlarge any picture with great results.

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Things you need

  • Rulers
  • Butcher Papers
  • Notebook Papers
  • Comic Books
  • Pencils And Erasers
  • Yardsticks
  • Coloring Books

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  1. 1

    Select the picture you want to enlarge.

  2. 2

    Place a ruler along the top edge of the picture.

  3. 3

    Make a small mark with a pencil at every 1/2 inch.

  4. 4

    Mark the bottom edge of the picture the same way. Make sure you have the same number of marks at the top and bottom of the picture.

  5. 5

    Connect each pencil mark at the top of the picture with a corresponding mark at the bottom using a ruler. This will make parallel lines over the picture.

  6. 6

    Measure and mark every 1/2 inch along the side edges of the picture.

  7. 7

    Connect the marks on each side. Your picture is now covered with squares called a grid.

  8. 8

    Calculate how much larger you need to make your picture and how large you need to make squares on a second grid. For example, if you are doubling the picture size, squares in the second grid will be 1 inch.

  9. 9

    Draw a second grid on a larger sheet of blank paper. Use a yardstick to make this larger grid if necessary.

  10. 10

    Copy the picture from the first grid, square by square, by drawing it on the new, larger grid.

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