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How to Make a Drawing Bigger

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Make a Drawing Bigger

Do you want to make a bigger copy of a drawing but you don't know how? Don't worry - there is a simple, fast and easy method to do so, and you can apply it to all kinds of drawings!

In this OneHowTo article our art experts will teach you how to make a drawing bigger.

You'll need:
  • Two pieces of paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
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Steps to follow:

First of all, in order to make a drawing bigger you'll need a ruler to draw a grid.


Pick the drawing that you want to copy and make bigger. Draw a 1 cm x 1 cm - or 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch - grid on it.


In another piece of paper, draw a 2 cm x 2 cm - or 1'' x 1'' - grid.


This is the most difficult step - copy the drawing square by square.

Pay close attention to the lines of the drawing: where do they cross the grid? If you take good care, you'll have a perfect bigger copy.


This is how to make a drawing bigger! Keep practicing, and make the grid in any size you want.

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  • You can make your drawing as big as you want by choosing a bigger grid size.
  • The smaller the grid on your original drawing, the more details you'll pick up!

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