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How To: How to Make Your Own Viewfinder

Drawing and painting can be rough. Simplifying your composition is the first step in making a great drawing and painting. In this how-to video I show you how to make your viewfinder to do just that!

Step 1: Assemble your materials

  • index card (4"x 6")

  • x-acto knife

  • ruler

  • pencil

  • tape

  • floss (optional)

Step 2: Measure your viewfinder

1" on the longest side - 1 1/2" on the shortest side. Your viewfinder window is 3" x 2"

Step 3: Cut your viewfinder

Step 4: Add floss in the center of your viewfinder for extra accuracy

Step 5: Frame your composition - experiment with alternate compositions!

Let me know what you create!

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