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Title: Transfer tip for CPs
Post by: BeaSue on January 08, 2016, 08:51:51 AM
To avoid the problems of graphite on your colored pencil paper--a problem when working with light colors--do this:

1. Transfer the lines of your reference photo onto tracing paper

2. On your tracing paper, trace the lines on the wrong side of your drawing using colored pencils in colors that match the colors of your painting.

3. Place the tracing paper right-side-up, and tape it to your art paper using artist's tape. Trace over the lines with a ball-point pen. This will transfer the colored pencil lines onto your art paper.
Title: Re: Transfer tip for CPs
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 08, 2016, 10:00:26 AM
Thanks, Susan.  That's a clever idea. (I had to read it three times before I actually GOT it.)

Will using a ball-point pen make grooves in the WC paper?

aloha

mal
Title: Re: Transfer tip for CPs
Post by: BeaSue on January 08, 2016, 10:47:00 AM
They could, Mea. I think one might want to experiment on scrap pieces first, and perhaps not apply too much pressure. Of course, burnishing with a non-colored pencil also flattens the tooth of the paper.
Title: Re: Transfer tip for CPs
Post by: Happychappy on January 08, 2016, 10:48:08 AM
 :thankyou:  Susan, a brilliant idea.   Patricia
Title: Re: Transfer tip for CPs
Post by: BeaSue on January 08, 2016, 11:24:34 AM
Instead of using a ballpoint pen, you can use a Prismacolor Verithin pencil (the kind with the harder "lead"). That way, you can tell what you have already traced. I have found that to be quite effective. Those Verithin pencils are also used to put fine, hard edges on some of your pencil work, often as a finishing touch.
Title: Re: Transfer tip for CPs
Post by: jillh on January 08, 2016, 09:35:42 PM
If you have col erase color pencils you can use those to color the back of your drawing for transfer.  The tracing can be erased or easily lightened with a kneadable eraser. 
Title: Re: Transfer tip for CPs
Post by: Happychappy on January 09, 2016, 09:53:25 AM
 :thankyou:  Jill, also a good tip.  Have missed you, what have you been up to?    Patricia
Title: Re: Transfer tip for CPs
Post by: jillh on January 14, 2016, 06:04:54 PM
Hi Patricia!  Thanks for asking.  Babysitting, babysitting and babysitting.  I don't have much time for my art as I spend the weekends with my husband and weekdays with my daughter and her three kids.  I play with my pencils a little but everything takes forever to finish.  However, it's easier to travel with a box of pencils.  I can draw anywhere when I have the  time.  Bought a cd on portrait drawing with colored pencil and am enjoying that when I get a spare minute.  I get to check in to PB ever so often, lovely to see everyone progressing nicely :)