June 13, 2008, 04:13 AM
THere is another discussion about the same subject in the Rational Painting Forum and would like to introduce it here as well.
What I usually do is to put charcoal on back of the drawing and transfer it. The trouble is that one has to go over the outline of charcoal with paint afterward, and this is not a smooth process... I learned a technique where one furiously rubs the back of the drawing with charcoal and then proceeds to rub the back of the paper with a rag or a cotton ball soaked in lighter fluid. This makes a charcoal paste and the transfer goes on really very well, one can put the clearest of details. THis doesn't alway stay put either though and calls for fixing with something. What fixative can be safely used and safely painted over?
What other ways do any of you know to transfer?
June 13, 2008, 04:16 AM
Why does graphite strike through?
June 13, 2008, 04:25 AM
I do the exact same as what you describe Alfredo, but I use a Derwent charcoal pencil in light blue. It doesn't dust away as quickly as a piece of charcoal.
June 13, 2008, 04:36 AM
Hello Alfredo (Darren from RP),
Graphite won't 'strike through.' I think Richard miss-wrote when he said that. As paint ages, and some parts become more translucent, whatever is underneath 'shows through.' The same would be true for ink.
Of course some may want to preserve their drawing lines. In that case, I'd go with pencil or ink or even a thin brush of paint.