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« on: November 06, 2007 01:03:15 PM »

I have a bit of a silly question. Mostly I just need an opinion.

I am working on this for the boyfriend for christmas:

(Stock photo from: http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com)

Unfortunately, when I started it I was just killing time, trying to get some practice in as I haven't done much with a pencil in ages. I didn't think much of tracking down a canvas, or larger paper, or decent quality paper at least...

I'm thinking watercolors or colored pencils for this one, but I'm not very comfortable with either. I'm a little reluctant to try to attempt a larger version...

And ideas? I'm afraid to start inking it in and decide I picked the wrong one.
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007 01:17:45 PM »

What I have done in the past is use tracing paper to trace a design twice and then kinda play with the copies to see which you like better.  That way if you goof, you haven't hurt your original.  Also if you are happy with the original line drawing as is you might consider a very very light coat of fixative before you move on to another layer.  I would definitely test it on a swatch first though before I did it on the piece.  Hope this helps!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007 01:57:31 PM »

Tracing paper is a good idea, I don't know how I always manage to overlook that option. I'm sure I've got some laying around SOMEWHERE...

I also managed to dig up a pad of 14x17 paper... maybe I'll have a go at a larger copy.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007 08:40:15 PM »

I like to make copies of things, to test out color schemes for painting it.  I hate tracing paper, & copying it is just as good!
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