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How to Scale Drawings

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How to Scale Drawings

In this video, you will find out to scale drawings using a proportional caliper.

A good proportional caliper is one of the sculptor's most useful tools. However, it can be handy not only for making sculptures, but also for scaling up or down drawings. If you don't have such a tool, it is easy to make one yourself.

The drawing featured in the video is by young English artist, Richard Parkers Bonington (1802 - 1828) called "Paris – The Instritute":

How to scale drawings - Life Drawing Academy

Below, there are few more works by this artist you may use to practice the "How to scale drawings" task.

How to scale drawings - Life Drawing Academy
How to scale drawings - Life Drawing Academy
How to scale drawings - Life Drawing Academy
How to scale drawings - Life Drawing Academy
How to scale drawings - Life Drawing Academy

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