Thursday, June 18, 2015

237: Art Tools

Autumn Color, 24" x 24", oil on canvas
I regularly use two tools from Accurasee– an extremely well designed pencil holder called the SketchCaddy and a compositional device called the Art Gridding App (free here or see on iTunes here). The grid app is available for iPhone or Android.

Both the pencil bag and app are indispensable tools for the studio and in the field. Watch the video below for a demo on how I use them. Additional items I mention in the video are listed below.

Let me know what you think.

Brad Teare–June 2015



  1. Do you participate in the Summerfest showing this week on the Logan Tabernacle grounds?
    Agree a grid map can be very useful

    1. Hadn't heard about it. But it sounds like fun!

  2. Thank you Brad for the tips. You always have the best helpful information. I'm going to download the app now. Thank you for generously sharing your finds.

    1. You are very welcome Martha. Let me know how it works for you.

  3. Those are some very cool tools, Brad. I have their proportional dividers, very useful for scaling and measuring.

    I definitely need to get the sketch caddy and some of the tools you have listed from Amazon.

    ON the Sketch Caddy App, does the app work with direct live scenes from the camera? Or do you have to snap a picture first? It would be really cool if it overlayed the grid of different proportions over a live scene until you find a composition you like and then to capture that scene.

    Thanks for sharing the tools! Much appreciated!

    1. The grid doesn't work live. You have to take the shot and then it adds the selected grid to the photo.


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