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EllaNZ

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on: August 24, 2011, 01:01:13 PM
Does anybody know an easy way to plot your drawing onto paper/canvas from a photo?  Nolan suggested the 'magic writer' but if you do not have one, how do you do it?
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Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 01:16:53 PM
You can also use the proportional divider or grid methods too.

My latest favourite is to print the pic onto a transparency and use an overhead projector to redraw


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Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 01:28:29 PM
Goeie more Nolan.  Hoop julle is warm aangetrek.  Hou net die koffie byderhand!
Yes, I had to use the projector for huge backdrop projects as it is often 7meters wide and 3 high.  The grid method works well but I find that you have to first draw the grid onto the canvas and then try to get rid of it afterwards and in the process loose some detail.  I want to know how does other people do it.  Will be interesting to know. So far we have the wonder writer, grid method and projecting.
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Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 02:25:19 PM
....and the carbon transfer method Ella. I started with that lately. Seems to work well. Don't know if I'll use it for every singe painting though.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 02:59:12 PM
Nolan suggested the 'magic writer' but if you do not have one, how do you do it?

Hmmm  What is a 'magic writer'??  I have not heard of this.

Thanks, Mamie
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Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 04:49:48 PM
I've had good luck with the Proportional Divider.  It's easy to make and works very well.  Thanks Nolan for the Proportional Divider!

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Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 07:08:38 PM
Ella is referring to a pantograph


EllaNZ

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Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 11:27:42 PM
Nolan suggested the 'magic writer' but if you do not have one, how do you do it?

Hmmm  What is a 'magic writer'??  I have not heard of this.

Thanks, Mamie
Check out the pink bar at the bottom. YouTube Videos and scroll to the right.  Sorry it is called different but still the same thing. 
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Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011, 11:32:10 PM
....and the carbon transfer method Ella. I started with that lately. Seems to work well. Don't know if I'll use it for every singe painting though.
Thanks Pat. I am adding it to the list.  :flowers:
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Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011, 11:37:14 PM
I've had good luck with the Proportional Divider.  It's easy to make and works very well.  Thanks Nolan for the Proportional Divider!

Tom
Thanks Tom, I will have to ask Nolan to direct me to the lesson.  I am new to this one. I have looked up rule of thirds, the golden rule, etc. but I need a week to work through that.  For me you have to supply a book or video for dummies :2funny:
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Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 02:00:37 AM
Ella is referring to a pantograph


Thanks Nolan... I have thought about trying this...
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