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liz

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on: November 05, 2019, 12:34:40 AM

I took the photo on my dining table so you could see through to my dining table for the first outline.


I tried tracing a picture from off my iPad with tracing paper and I could barely see the outline of the lily flower.  Then I remembered what I had used before  that was the perfect solution! 


The top photo shows a clear plastic sheet protector I use for my music sheets.  I have used clear plastic sheets like the rigid old style overhead projector sheets that teachers of phonics and spelling used in elementary school (I did anyway).  I taped the clear sheet to my computer screen and used a water color or white board pen.  Then I taped my traced outline it to the window; I taped a sheet of copy paper over it and traced away.  Works all the time, esp. when you need a good outline!  ~Liz


« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 12:38:31 AM by liz »


nolan

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Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 08:38:43 AM
the window does make a fabulous lightbox O0


liz

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Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 05:52:25 AM
 :thankyou: NOLAN for that great tip of tracing over the window glass! Lucky me I have these large plate glass windows in my dining and living room! :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: -Liz
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Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 07:19:02 PM
 :heeha: nice O0


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Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 08:45:08 PM
I have jar of graphite powder i used for my drawings and just use a cotton ball to rub onto back of tracing.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


 

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