|Cropping: Image Selection:
A Picture Within A Picture
What is Cropping?
are we trying to achieve by cropping a picture?
aim, is to produce an image that will have the quality of
In other words the forms may not be immediately appear recognizable
of the areas which have been selected.
paper strips about 1 to 1 ½ inches wide and 8 to 10 inches
These will be placed over the picture blocking some parts. Move the
around until you have created an interesting cropped area,
based upon the criteria just mentioned above. The size of your
image need not be large. It can be any size even quite small (less than
2 or 3 inches square). When you have achieved your cropped image it
be a regular shape such as a rectangle or a square. Do not use weird
as they can not be used with the grid system we will use to reproduce
cropped image on a larger scale.
After you have cropped your image you will need to secure the cropped
It can be cut and mounted neatly on a sheet of paper, So you will not
distracted by the parts which have been cropped off. OR, You
also place some paper masking tape around the outline and secure the
which will be copied.
Make your grids on the small picture 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or 1 inch depending
on the size of the picture you have cropped.
the picture using one DARK crayon which will be used to draw and to
Black is best, A Dark purple or blue could also be used. Place an extra
sheet under the large sheet to eliminate any scratches that may
from your table top. Some padding under your drawing is better for
drawing!. Observe outlines and the tones in each of the grid zones as
reproduce each grid.