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  •  I've sometimes placed just a few marks... (6+ / 0-)

    to locate the midpoint of the horizontal and vertical edges, mostly to avoid putting anything important dead-center. But I haven't done any formal grids. It does seem a great way to locate the critical details and features of something more complicated.

    The drawing course I'm taking has so far emphasized taking measurements using your thumb on a pencil or a stick of some kind to get relative dimensions and adding a few plumb lines to make sure it's all lined up correctly. I'm always surprised when it actually works.

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