A great tool to help with scale and proportion. This clever instrument will help you transfer measurements from life, photographs and sketches with ease, achieving accurate proportions every time.
Anyone can achieve the proportion and scale that they want with this easy to use tool. Features include:
When closed the dividers measure approximately 34.5cm (13 5/8 inches)
I bought these after having watched a youtube tutorial on how to use them. They do work, but are very bulky with large rounded points on the ends which i find awkward to line up accurately. If precision was your objective, then i'm only giving three stars. If enlarging is your objective then four stars. Perhaps proportional dividers, with compass type points, is what i am looking for, but at this price, it's a good starting point. Elane Whiteside (Newtownards, United Kingdom) on 4 Nov 2017
This is a great tool every artist should have. Helping to train your brain to see shapes and correct sizes until you no longer need it...highly recommended. Philip Norris (Farnham, United Kingdom) on 4 Apr 2016
A useful tool and does the job more accurately than holding up your brush at arm's length. Not always easy to see the measuring points and I have considered dipping them in red paint to make the tips more visible. A handy by-product is that you can use these dividers to gauge angles. My main gripe which is why I don't rate these dividers higher is that the manufacture quality is not very high. The painted and indented registration marks don't line up accurately and the dividers slip out of position too easily so you have to keep retightening them. Possibly the addition of an extra washer on the tightening nut would solve that... but why isn't that supplied in the first place? I suspect the plastic dividers are fully machine made and better. Nicholas Blair-Fish (Venezia, Italy) on 28 Mar 2018