So a lot of portrait artists, I’ve noticed, use a grid to draw. I don’t always use it but find it very helpful when blowing up a picture to an extra large size or if proportions aren’t working out. I decided to go ahead and use it on my latest drawing. I had found some beautiful pictures of some Ziegfeld Girls on www.doctormacro.com. So first I chose my picture, printed it out and placed my grid.
Then draw a light grid on my paper.
After some blending, tweaking and such, here is the finished piece.