June 11th Zoom
My Art Peeps are busy putting ink to paper! We gathered in Zoom tonight to share projects and compare notes on techniques. With the warm weather folks are getting busy. If you missed the session have no fear - technology to the rescue.
Watch your inbox on Monday for Lesson Six and mark your calendar June 17th. Our Zoom Q & A is on Wednesday next week. See you then! - Julie
Whoot! Whoot! - Its time to work on the GOOD PAPER!
Our first step is to transfer the project image to the paper. Feel free to sketch the image directly to your "good" paper using the reference photos if you wish. OR to get to the fun pen & ink part faster, you can use the PDF blossom file of the sketch I used for my project. I thought you may also like to have a full size copy of the drawing I did in the lesson videos to look at as a reference, the file for it is included below.
Because photos use A LOT of printer ink - I am including jpeg photo files of my reference photo in both color and greyscale. You can download these files to your phone or a thumb drive and take to a local photo kiosk to make reference prints to help you with your project if you wish. OR you can keep the images on your computer and zoom in on them to your hearts content to see detail while working on your project.
Your first task for this project is to sketch your image onto your good paper. There are several transfer methods for you to choose from; below are demonstrations for four methods.
Make your own Graphite Copy Paper. Watch the video and learn a simple trick to transfer your desired image to your work surface.
Tape your image at a comfortable height to your window and use good ol' sunshine. This method works like a charm!
Copy your image using GRAPHITE Transfer Paper (available at DickBlick.com).
NOTE: This is not office carbon paper
Trace your image using a light board. I recently bought one for my studio. Here is a little demo of it in action.
Print out the
Mystery Reveal and
find your scissors!
My apologies for the poor video sound. I can't figure out why sometimes it cracks and other times it is fine.
Parallel lines have so much in common...
its a shame they will never meet.
Cross-hatched lines weave together in a drawing combining layers of parallel lines for flat surfaces and contour lines for rounded forms. Watch this video for a brief explanation and explore the Pinterest Board.
Pen & Ink Pinterest Reference Board