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Behind the Scenes....

on May 26, 2015 - 11:37pm

From time to time I will be uploading the progression/thought processes that make up the illustrations of my fairy books. The missing link here is the "cartoon" - a final line drawing, made from various sketches and separate drawings (it comes after the sketching process), that is used to transfer the final image to watercolor paper. This cartoon, used for more complex paintings, allows me to avoid making erasures on the pristine and fragile watercolor paper. The cartoon is made on tracing paper and graphite paper is used (much like the carbon paper of old) to make the transfer. Unfortunately in a period of "streamlining and getting rid of stuff" I threw away many of my cartoons. Wish I had kept them.


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