I took the final drawing, scanned it, enlarged it in a digital file and got it printed at the exact size of the surface I would be painting it on.
Next, I added graphite to the
back to transfer the
image on the panel once I added the neutral base tone. I recommend buying a 4B or 6B graphite stick
- if you use a pencil, it's going to take you forever. Also, be generous with coverage so you can see your lines easier. (Which is the reason why I recommend darker lead.)
Doing it this way
LITERATELY saves me hours of time by not having to calculate the
drawing at a larger scale. AND - you can just retrace the drawing if the
guidelines get lost while you're painting!