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Old 02-20-2012, 01:36 AM
pherank pherank is offline
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Re: Favorite Tracing Paper

Originally Posted by Aires
P.S. At Dick Blick try looking for them under "Cachet Deluxe Black Portfolios." There are three different kinds under that listing. Most hold at least 100 pages of drawings or prints, some more. Hope that helps....my plans include at least one of these in a large size so I can organize a growing stack of drawings.

Thanks very much for this recommendation.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:28 AM
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Re: Favorite Tracing Paper

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To the original poster: Have you tried using harder lead? It might crisp up your lines.... When I have my final drawing set I trace over my lines with Pigma Micron Markers 005 then I have no issue with smudging or inaccuracies.

I heartily agree with your recommendation. One additional technique I would like to pass on: use an EMPTY fine ballpoint pen with graphite paper to trace/transfer your drawing to the final art paper. This way your inked design (whether drawn with pencil or pigment marker) will be disturbed as little as possible. It might be necessary to put a tiny bit of lubricant (like camellia oil or 3-IN-ONE Oil on the tip to keep the ballpoint rolling.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:52 PM
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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.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:59 AM
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Re: Favorite Tracing Paper

Probably not an answer you seek... but I love 'pouncing.' This is a method of transfering image to canvas or whatever surface you need it on by poking holes in the original image and then using a cloth bag (usually a work shop rag tied up, etc... something pourous) and having charcoal or pastel in the bag... then you bounce/pounce the bag against the original as it sits on top of the canvas, wall or whatever you are working on painting and where the holes are in the original is where the pattern will transfer over. Really great for doing stuff like moving photos that you printed out on printer on to a canvas, etc.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:53 PM
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Re: Favorite Tracing Paper

You can also use a "pounce wheel" which is made by Griffold and comes in different sizes.

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