Drawing Techniques: a Guide
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Process: Squaring  

The finished design as established in the modello usually had to be enlarged to the scale of the finished work. For this purpose the artist drew a grid over the modello, usually in black or red chalk, and enlarged the composition square by square.

In this modello for a tapestry the artist's squaring in black chalk is faintly visible in the sky in the upper right.

 

Henri Lerambert, Study for Coriolanus Tapestry, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

   
Offset, or counterproof