Art Supply Experts: Drawing Grid Needed
May 19, 2014 10:42 PM Subscribe
I have a project in which I will be having to make scale drawings of old pieces of textile that are flat.
I am looking for a real drawing grid, which I envision as a square frame with vertical and horizontal lines (wire?) that I can place over the fabric to help me draw it on a piece of graph paper. This is meant to reduce the time and effort of plotting points on the graph paper corresponding to the features of the item being drawn. I can't just place graph paper over the textile and trace it because it's too delicate. And most drawings will not be 1:1 scale.
There are lots of choices of software for grids on computers, but so far my web searches of art supply stores haven't turned up anything that's for use in the real world.
The squares need to be metric.
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