For hundreds of years artists have transferred compositions onto canvas with the aid of a grid. Even Leonardo Da Vinci and Albrecht Durer were known to ‘square up’ preparatory drawings for this purpose. Now the process of scaling up (or down) has moved into the 21st Century with the latest app from Jackson’s Art, ArtGrid.
The app is now free on Android Devices only, and is available to download via the Google Play Store.
The app can be purchased for £1.99 on Apple Devices via the App Store.
Jackson’s ArtGrid – The Composition App for tablet devices
ArtGrid is brilliantly designed for use with a tablet device, the app allows you to take fresh images or upload existing ones and apply a grid to it at any scale you wish. You can then input the size of the canvas you wish to transfer onto, in inches or mms. ArtGrid will advise you on the right grid size to mark onto your canvas for successful image transfer. Your measurements will be more accurate without having to do the maths!
Images can also be scaled down, flipped around and rotated.
The App works as a fantastic view finder and will help you to decide how much of a subject you wish to include in a composition, as well as assess how a composition may fit within a certain shaped canvas.
If you need to share your gridded design you have the choice to print, save or share.
ArtGrid will save you from annoying measuring errors as well as save you time and effort. We’re pretty certain Da Vinci would have loved it!
Watch this video to see ArtGrid in action:
Download ArtGrid, give it a try and leave a review on the app. We’d love to hear your feedback!
“5-Stars. Does everything I need. Easily zooms in on the photo, easily adjust the grid size, add extra grid lines without any issues. A few quick simple adjustments and I am done. All on my iPad, perfect.”
– Ray1974, Appstore reviewer (22nd March 2015)
“5-Stars. Amazing art assist! Have just downloaded this app from seeing a link on you tube. Have tried it out with one of my photos and it looks good. Next step….do the drawing!”
– Mogsy A, Android reviewer (23nd Mar 2015)
We have also added a greyscale function…
The greyscale button will help you to see your image’s tonal values.