How to Resize Rectangles Proportionally (no calculating!)

An easy way to scale up or down and get a rectangle with the same proportions. No calculating, just a straightedge.

Have you ever wanted an easy way to scale up a sketch? Or to figure out what size rectangle to draw for a small planning study for a quarter-sheet or half-sheet of watercolor paper? Here’s a simple trick that only requires a straightedge (or a piece of string will do!).

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