2 Scales A Scale is used for measuring not drawing lines A scale allows you to draw objects to true size as well as scaled down or up.Ex: Drawing your hand – true sizeEx: Drawing a tree – scaled downEx: Drawing an ant – scaled up
3 Scale We will start by using the true size scale or Full Scale Find the side that has a 16 on it. That is the Full Scale.All of the drawings we will be doing over the next couple of weeks will utilize the 16 scale.The 16 scale is typical of a regular ruler.
4 16 Scale The 16 scale is 1’ (foot) in length It has 12” (inches) 12” = 1’Each of the 12” are broken down into 16 smaller sections, each representing1”16
5 16 Scale Always measure from the 0 (not the end of the scale) Notice that between each one inch mark, the half-inch mark is the longest. The next longest is the quarter-inch mark, then the eighth-inch, and the shortest are the sixteenth-inch marks
6 16 Scale Each inch is broken into 16th or 16 segments 16” 1 inch also equals
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