Re: Favorite Tracing Paper
You can also go over just the lines on the backside of your drawing with vine charcoal or soft pastel. I prefer the soft pastel because I can use any color I want plus it is easy to wipe off with a damp cloth. In either case, be sure to gently shake off any free dust so it doesn't leave traces on your substrate. I prefer this over graphite paper because of smudges that easily transfer to the substrate during transfer. W.H. Martin, one of our resident fine detail artists who builds up paintings with layers of glazes, uses this method for all his work, using vine charcoal just on the drawn lines on the back of his drawing. I prefer soft pastel but that is just personal choice.