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"I used the Proportional Divider and it saved my portrait. It is an amazing tool!" - Igido (Artist)

The Proportional Divider is not your average perspective tool! It is perfect for artists who frequently paint or draw from a reference that requires size reduction or enlargement. Its durable, aluminum construction ensures that artists will be enjoying the Proportional Divider's incredible accuracy for years to come. Due to its convenient, small size of 7 3/4".


Key Features:
  • Crafted from durable aluminum
  • Features incredible accurate measurements on a sliding scale
  • Increase, decrease or measure the size of a subject to draw
  • Includes a carrying case with secure closure
  • Portable size - 7 3/4" long
  • Graduated for lines and circles
  • Made in Germany
Perfect For:
  • Getting proportions and perspective correct in a drawing or painting
  • Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes
  • Enlarging or reducing the size of a reference by hand
  • Artists of all skill levels, architects and drafters
  • Perspective accuracy perfection!
  • En plein air and artists on the go!
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Creative Mark Proportional Divider

"I used the Proportional Divider and it saved my portrait. It is an amazing tool!" - Igido (Artist)

The Proportional Divider is not your average perspective tool! It is perfect for artists who frequently paint or draw from a reference that requires size reduction or enlargement. Its durable, aluminum construction ensures that artists will be enjoying the Proportional Divider's incredible accuracy for years to come. Due to its convenient, small size of 7 3/4", The Proportional Divider is a great tool for en plein air and artists on the go. Architects and drafters can also benefit from using the Proportional Divider - even when drafting fractional lengths by hand! This career defining tool is made in Germany and includes a protective carrying case. If you're an artist searching for a tool to elevate your portraits, landscapes and other artistic subjects to perfect accuracy, the Proportional Divider is the tool for you!

Key Features:
  • Crafted from durable aluminum
  • Features incredible accurate measurements on a sliding scale
  • Increase, decrease or measure the size of a subject to draw
  • Includes a carrying case with secure closure
  • Portable size - 7 3/4" long
  • Graduated for lines and circles
  • Made in Germany
Perfect For:
  • Getting proportions and perspective correct in a drawing or painting
  • Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes
  • Enlarging or reducing the size of a reference by hand
  • Artists of all skill levels, architects and drafters
  • Perspective accuracy perfection!
  • En plein air and artists on the go!

How to Change the Measurements

Changing the size of the proportional measurement is easy, just loosen dial and slide up and down to shrink or enlarge the scale. To change the proportions, you need to loosen the dial It loosenseasily. Once you have in disired position for your sizing, tighten the dial.

If you want to enlarge a small reference, move the legs till the small end of the X shaped tool is just touching the dimension you want to measure - say, the width of a head. Adjust it while it's on the reference. You can also do the same thing at arm's length holding it in front of you to look at a live model or static object you're drawing from life - as long as you don't move, the length of your arm is consistent and you'll get accurate relative proportions.

Without moving the legs, turn the X shaped Prospek so that the wide end is on your paper. Make tick marks where the points fall. This also lets you place your reference on the page easier - the proportion remains consistent wherever you put the wide end of the Prospek so you can decide to move the head farther from the edge of the paper or make it off center easier.

The legs move easily and stay at the same proportion once moved unless you move them again. Friction holds them firmly in place no matter how many times I use this little handy tool.

If you want to reduce a large subject, just reverse the process. Use the wide end of the tool to measure your object and the smaller end to make your tick marks on the paper. Once you have the tick marks in place, connect the dots with a freehand line.

Creative Mark Proportional Divider is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I do dog portraits, i had a plastic one before - which worked pretty good but broke. This one is wonderful, you can set it and screw it down. Be careful not to put holes in your canvas, I may round off tips.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat German engineering The proportional divider does exactly what I wished, and more. I can easily get measures from a small photo and paint a larger portrait with only 1 step per dimension, and 1 hand. I cam also divide lines equally, same with circles, etc. and the size increase or decrease is on an accurate scale.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not cheap - you get what you pay for! It is difficult to get a good proportional scale divider of this quality for less than 2 or 3 times as much. Very inexpensive plastic models are available, and I use them as well, but this device is super-precise, sturdy, and is marked with exact measurements on a sliding scale. It comes in a nice case, and is a joy to use. To paraphrase Ben Franklin, "The bitter taste of bad quality lingers long after the sweetness of a low price is gone." This is something that will be a joy to use for an entire career.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun to work with.It's a big help It's helped me a lot with enlarging my drawings correctly
Date published: 2013-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend this product This works as expected. I was pleasantly surprised to see it was engineered in Germany and came in a secure container with a latch. This is not mentioned in the product description. I half expected it to be plastic as it was anywhere from half to one third the cost (at Jerry's) of those I located on different sites. It is the smaller unit, but does everything I need.
Date published: 2013-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never Knew it Existed & Love It. I was surprised on how it worked & how it helped in doing accuracy in our portraits.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful My husband finds this product just great. Very useful in enlarging his sketches onto the canvas.
Date published: 2013-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Proportional Divider Awesome tool to help make your drawings perfect.
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An essential tool for technical drawing These dividers are essential to accurate drawing. Metal construction makes them durable.
Date published: 2013-05-12
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