Investigating drawing - Compositional grids

Compositional grids are used within drawings by artists in order to help them transfer the image on to a larger surface whilst retaining the correct proportions. The Gallery has a number of drawings by Graham Sutherland with compositional grids.

Other techniques and materials


Sir Charles Clore, by Graham Vivian Sutherland, 1967 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Charles Clore
by Graham Vivian Sutherland
1967
NPG 6465