A few weeks back, I started to talk to you about using tracing paper for your fine art.
I mentioned sketching your image onto a piece of tracing paper until you get the basic form drawn on it the way you like.
When you have it sketched, rub soft -leaded pencil on the back
(or a charcoal stick as I did.)
Because the charcoal is messy, I wipe it off. Only a little is needed to rub the image onto the final choice of paper.
I want to put this image in the upstairs bathroom, so I decided to paint it onto an old cupboard door that I had prepared with white and yellow paints.
I taped the duck image in place onto the cupboard door...
and then traced it.
When done tracing, I carefully pulled up the paper.
The great reason that this is a good thing to do
is because now that will leave the basic image of the duckling on my tracing paper for me to use again,
should I want to use it for another painting.
Once I had carefully removed the tracing paper, I was able to start painting
the cupboard door. I used acrylic paints for this.
The piece is not quite done yet. I found I was getting too sleepy and making mistakes,
so I set it aside and will finish it another night, but I wanted explain this process with these pictures.
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