A Proportioner is a Great Tool for Resizing Drawings


Resize Images Quickly and Accurately with No Math Involved!


With a new ingenious tool at their disposal, artists can now resize images the way that artists have struggled to do for centuries. In the past, correctly enlarging, reducing, and transferring images without ruining the proportions has been a nightmare. Artists have tried getting results from everything from grids to calipers, expensive cameras made for measuring and even lasers, however none of those tools offer the promise of getting and transferring the right proportions like the Acurit Proportioner!

The Acurit Proportioner is an innovative new tool that can correctly transfer proportions between drawings or between objects and drawings, and without any math involved. No rulers or real measuring involved. The Proportioner works by consisting of two moveable indicators on a scale. By rotating a knob, you can move the indicators to find the appropriate proportions. The proportioner can be easily set to any proportion ratio!



The Acurit Proportioner can:

  • Quickly resize images with the right proportions
  • Great for working in the field
  • Does the work for you- stores the proportions you set with no math required
  • Perfect for drawing from reference photos or from real life!

How to Use the Proportioner:


Use in the Field

Proportioners are much more accurate than grids or compasses when finding the right proportions. From there, resizing images is easy, quick and precise. And the proportioner is great for field work too. Plein Aire artists can greatly benefit from using the Acurit Proportioner by taking it into the field and drawing and creating artwork from real life. The best part about it is it requires no electricity or math to measure out the proportions. It' so simple to use and artists are guaranteed to get perfect proportions every time.


School and Workshop Use

Art teachers and instructors should buy these for classes and art students. Remove the guesswork, freehand drawing, and use of clunky equipment: ensure all your artwork proportions are exactly to scale with the new Acurit Proportioner! The Acurit Proportioner can be easily set to any proportion ratio by rotating the knob (without depressing) until the reference indicators line up with two fixed points — say, the eyes in a portrait image

What tools do you use to measure out your drawings?

Have you tried using the innovative Proportioner? If you have, tell us about how it's changed your drawing experience!


Win the trip of a lifetime to Australia in the Matisse Derivan Create Your Color Contest

You can still enter through March 30th online!

If you're an artist who has dreamt of painting their way through the outback, you're dream has never been closer to becoming reality! We are still accepting submissions in our Create Your Color Contest with Matisse Derivan. The rules are simple, show us a color you've invented by mixing on your palette and tell us what you used and what you use that color for. All colors will go through a period of voting, and if selected as a finalist, Matisse Derivan will make your color we will set it online through Jerry's Artarama. If you're color is the most popular, we'll send you to Australia for the trip of a lifetime. Matisse Acrylics are still looking hard for the next color to add to their already wonderful acrylic colors and needs your help!

So far, we are about halfway through this year's contest and we have already received hundreds of new color submissions so far. People are pumped to get their colors out there and win a fantastic trip to Australia. But don't worry, there is still plenty of time to enter.

How to enter:

Make sure you have all of the following items prepared, then enter the art contest here and fill out the contest entry form.

1 Photo of the color swatch for your created color.

1 Photo of whatever inspired you to create your color

1 Photo of a piece of artwork you painted using your color.

A brief description of why this color is important and what inspired you to create it (see example below)

A detailed list of all colors used to mix your custom color. Please include brand name, color name and any pigment numbers or other identifying features found on the paint tubes.

Optional: A video that shows you mixing/making your color with an explanation of how and why it was created. Upload your video to youtube, then copy the link to the video and paste it into the contest entry form. 

How are the winners determined?

After all entries have been submitted on the Jerry's website contest page (art contests), the color swatches will be posted to Facebook where our fan community will have the chance to vote for their favorites. 10 colors will be chosen by our fans and your friends on Facebook. 10 other colors will be chosen by jury. From there, a separate jury of professional artists who will narrow it down to the top 5 colors which will be manufactured and will be excitingly put up for sale exclusively on Jerrysartarama.com.

We will then feature the top 5 winning colors on our website. Whichever color sells the best over the first 8 months of availability will be the grand prize winner of the trip to 2 to Australia! 

Sample Entry:

To learn more about Matisse, Check out Matisse Derivan: The Company, The Acrylics, The Vision!

For a full list of contest rules, check out the Create Your Color Contest Page.


Art is the Valentines Day Gift that Lasts Forever

Share your Art in our Valentines Day Contest and Win Big!

Tomorrow is Valentines Day! And here at Jerry's Artarama, we pride ourselves on being experts on two things-Art and Love. So this Valentines Day, don't give a cliche gift like jewelry, chocolates or flowers to your loved one, give them something that they will remember that comes from your art, and nothing says that better than your own art!

By creating art for your loved one, you're personally showing them how much they mean to you with the thought and quality that you put into the masterpiece you create for them. Adding a beautiful frame can also add a personal touch at a low cost. Frames like the beautiful Baldwin Frames, the Plein Aire Frame, or the Illusions Floater Frame. See all of our picture frames.

Also, by giving your special someone art for valentines day, you not only have the chance to win with them, but you can also win with Jerry's Artarama. From now until February 23rd, you can still enter our Valentines Day Art Contest and share your art for a chance to win big. All you have to do is enter an image of the paint you're giving to your loved one, share with us your story and you can win a grand prize of a $150 eGift Card to Jerry's Artarama and more! 

View more submissions like this one!

For full contest details, rules and to view other people's submissions, check out our Valentines Day Art Contest Page. Happy Valentines Day!

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