We are revisiting a recent post in order to show a process I sometimes use to paint. While it's not Earth-Shattering, I hope everyone will enjoy it. I can't promise that it will continue each day but I will tag it so you will be able to catch it at your leisure.
The initial sketch was the beginning. The sketch was then projected on to a piece of Stathmore Water Color board using an opaque projector. It was enlarged during this process as well. I traced my line art on to the new board using a 2H pencil. One completed I then started rendering the light and shadows as well as reinforcing the lines. The idea of this underdrawing is to make the pencil values do the heavy lifting when I paint. In the finished painting the pencils will still be visible. There is more to do in this stage but I thought this is a good example to show parts that are rendered versus parts that are not. To be continued.