2. A ruler
3. 8X10 copy of an image you like. Find an image on Google and print it out as an 8 X 10. Start with a simple cartoon. Not people.
-Your printer paper will be 8.5" X 11", so you will want to make an 8.5" X 11" frame on your blank sheet of drawing paper. *A note about rulers. Make sure the edge of the paper is lined up with the 0" mark, not the edge of the ruler! See photo below*
- After you make your frame on your drawing paper, it's time to make a grid on your original image you're drawing from. On each edge of the sheet you're going to make .5" tics.
- The smaller the squares, the more accurate you will be with your drawing. Be as dark as you want with this grid.
- When you make your tics, make sure their adjacent side is measured from the same edge. In other words, don't turn your ruler around. You'll understand this when you start to connect the tics. If your lines look all crazy you did something wrong.
-I cannot stress enough that you MUST BE PRECISE WITH YOUR MEASUREMEMNTS!!
- Once you have all your tics done, you can connect them. YOU MUST BE ACCURATE!
- When you're done it should look something like this.
-Now you're thinking. Holy Cow! How tedious thank goodness I'm done! Sorry, you have to do it again! Make another grid on the rectangle you made on your drawing paper EXACTLY the same way you did with your original image. The only difference is you need to draw it about 100X lighter. You want to be able to erase the grid once you're done and not see it.
- Now you have a grid on both pieces. You're ready to draw! FINALLY! Put away that ruler!
- Now focus on each square as an individual. Draw what's in each square. Try to make the pencil flow nicely from one square to another. I started on his claw at square J-4 and worked my way from there.