2448. But back to the question of how Faldoni was going to paint the walls of his cell. He knew how he had to go about it. The first step was to consider the size of his first wall. As we mentioned, the back wall of his cell was 6 feet by 7 feet. He had to get a small piece of paper about 6 by 7 inches, and do a little sketch of his idea.
2449. After he finished his little sketch, he might
do a little larger and more complete drawing on a piece of paper, lets
say: 12 inches by 14 inches. In the bigger drawing he would put more
2450. After finishing the larger drawing he would
grid it off. I am not going to tell you what “grid off,” means because
you can see an example in the picture above, or in any art history book,
or if you do a Google search under the subject, “How to enlarge a
2451. After finishing the more detailed drawing and gridding it off, Faldoni would need to procure some huge pieces of paper, enough to cover the 6 by 7 feet of the back wall, and then he would grid that paper in larger squares in proportion to his small drawing.