Tracing Techniques


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October 1, 2015

Thankful for a beautiful summer’s day in fall!

Category Painting

Acrylic paint on 9″ X 12″ water colour paper.

Final thoughts: This was actually traced from a box.  Tracing is a very useful tool – used to get the image one wants to paint onto your canvas.  There are three ways to trace, using a light box, using tracing paper or using the grid method.

A light box is a box with a transparent top and a light inside, which allows dark lines to show through for easy tracing.

Tracing paper allows you to trace the image – than coat the back of the tracing paper with graphite and lightly trace the outline onto your canvas.

Using the grid method – draw grid lines onto a photocopy of what you want to paint.  Draw corresponding grid over your canvas, this allows you to draw what you see in each square.

I used tracing paper to get the image for this painting.

Beacon Tate

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