Learning to draw a complex shape, like that of an elephant, can be hard.
Each part of the majestic creature needs to be in proportion with the whole. An inexperienced hand is quick to forget this and turns the sketch inadvertently into a caricature.
To prevent this from happening, budding artists use a grid to draw images. With training, they don’t need a grid anymore – they have one etched into their unconscious minds.
When used appropriately, structure can be creativity’s closest ally.