The Window Mount Or Viewfinder

Using a window mount is a marvellous way of composing your picture and getting the objects in the scene proportionally and positionally correct.

Cut the window to scale in relation to your paper. To do this and get accurate proportions in relation to your paper, follow these instructions.

Step 1/ Take the paper you are going to draw on and make a diagonal line from one corner to the other.

Step 2/ Decide how big you want your window aperture to be. For example, if you want the height of your aperture to be three inches, mea 0 0 10.0.3cOgth up the side of your paper from where the diagonal line departs.

Step 3/ From 10.0.point draw a straight line into the paper until it meets the diagonal line.

Step 4/ From 10e.point where the line meets the diagonal line, draw a straight line to the bottom edge of the paper. You now have an accurate scaled proportion of your piece of paper.

Step 5/ Take the mea 0 0ments of this proportion and draw them into the centre of a piece of card, then cut out the window for the viewing of your composition.

Step 6/ Mark the edges of the window mount and the paper into 1/2, 1/4 & 1/8. Some students string cotton across the window to make a grid. If you do this draw a corresponding grid on your paper. Put the window up to the you see through the window on to your world and choose your composition. Now paper. you will find it very easy to transpose what

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