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Kandiman
06-11-2001, 07:28 PM
Hi!
I'm not much of a drawer, so when I finally get my shapes sketched out, I hate to see them get erased when I rub off my masking fluid!
Am I using the wrong kind of pencil, or the wrong kind of masking fluid?
Any help would be much appreciated.

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DebAnnWea
06-11-2001, 10:14 PM
if you're drawing very light,you might consider drawing a little darker,so that when you erase the masking fluid,the drawing will still be there.At least that's what I do.

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taghera
06-11-2001, 10:25 PM
Just draw in the outer lines of the area to be masked off, the inner lines can be drawn when the fluid is removed. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Kandiman
06-12-2001, 02:06 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, DebAnn - I probably do draw too light because I'm afraid of making huge, dark mistakes.
I've tried your suggestion, Taghera, but as I said, I'm not much of a drawer, so if I don't put the details in, I find out (after I've painted around the outline) that the outline is not quite right.
I'm a perfectionist, so this is a huge struggle for me http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif

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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein
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oleCC
06-12-2001, 06:42 AM
Hi and welcome to the forum! I try to keep my pencil light so I don't create indentations on the paper...sooooo.. I only do the outlines and sometimes put the masking fluid inside those lines so I don't lose them. If I really need to draw the details I often have to re-draw some areas after removing the fluid. Better to re-draw then to make paint resistant indentations .. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Carol

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