This assignment will teach you one way to enlarge a drawing.It also helps establish and develop your sense of proportion, size, composition, detail, and depth. PROCESS
Select a landscape you want to reproduce from the ones available.
Make a grid on your picture that is evenly space both vertically and horizontally and easily multiplied by 2 or 3. To do this measure the dimensions of your photograph. If it is a set number of inches you've got it made, simply mark the outer edge at each inch. If it is not a set number of inches find the middle. Mark that point. Then mark each inch going to the left and right of the middle. the far right and far left or very top and very bottom grids will be slightly smaller or slightly larger. You will need to grid your drawing paper the same way. In other words, if you needed to find the middle on your photo, start with the middle of your paper.
On a larger paper (12” x 18”) LIGHTLY make a grid 2 to 3 times larger than the grid you made for your landscape. To double (or triple) your photo you will mark every two (or three) inches NOT every inch. If you needed to start in the middle the outer edges of the paper you are transferring to will be an inch(ish) longer or shorter than your photo. If it's an inch sorter some of the information in the photo won't be used. If it's an inch longer you will have to add to the photo by extending what ever was happening on the photo's edge. REMEMBER: DRAW LIGHTLY because once you have your landscape contours in place you will want to be able to erase the grid before you start filling in your drawing with pastels.
Carefully transfer the information in each section of your gridded landscape to the gridded drawing paper. Your grid sections should match your paper fairly evenly.
Use oil or chalk pastels or colored pencils to complete your drawing.
As you work on this assignment study the detail in your landscape.Notice as objects go back in space they often become both smaller and lighter.They also get higher on the picture plane and become more blurred. Remember: blending tools can be your friend.They not only blend colors together, they also help lighten and blur out your mark making.