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Old 10-12-2019, 08:45 AM
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Halloween theme! do you do do-overs?

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in the finishing stretches of a commissioned graphite work i'm about to start an ink version of the image, primarily for learning ink but of course with high hopes and a serious undertone. the plan is testing nibs and a fun bamboo pen/brush with a coarsely carved tip. i see hours of fun ahead, but also a quite considerable pile of paper growing under the table, and some of those sheets contain hours of prep...

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how do you repeat your ground? i'm used to oils where all schmuts will disappear completely. not sure how to copy the outlines now, without a copy machine and with services too far away. are there options to the Da Vinci method, perforating a sketch and brushing graphite through the holes?

Halloween part! 🍊🌚🍁
do you have a horror story with a ticking clock, a faulty nib, a heave up of a brush, a curious pet or anything imploding, falling or rolling? a story with a pumpkin or pastry remnants gets a gold star 😀

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Re: Halloween theme! do you do do-overs?

Use tracing paper?
Or, if it's just practice without wanting it to be archival, try printing a copy and working over it? You could always 'white-out' areas in an edit before printing.

Sorry no ideas for scare stories ... except finding things in places they really shouldn't be! ... that happens to me!

My neighbour 'sees' things and people but this week, due to infection, she hallucinated about things streaming from beneath furniture and skirting boards .... and hundreds of spaghetti-like strings on the walls ..... she was trying to catch them and sweep them up .... must have been frightening!
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Re: Halloween theme! do you do do-overs?

hi! and thank you!
i've no tracing paper, i once ordered some via local sundries shop and got something frightfully purple and readily staining. they're still somewhere but, yikes. it's always the same here, i've a cupboard full of stuff and never what i need. that goes for a printer as well (although it's on the list). my neighbour has one of course, but not one that fits A3.

been thinking about scraps helpful in constituting a light box. it's not optimal with 200-250gsm paper but it should work. i'd have to build it first though. DaVinci still in the lead.

so you've been careful and avoided all accidents with ink, congratulations are in order! the other thing is probably them elves and that's a Christmassy story 😊. i'm sorry to hear about your neighbour, what a frightening condition due to infection, sending her get well soon wishes. a remainder to do what we can to stay healthy and in working order.
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Re: Halloween theme! do you do do-overs?

...and having spent the day researching this, guess what, tracing&transfer with graphite is the only option. thanks again
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Re: Halloween theme! do you do do-overs?

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hi! and thank you!
i've no tracing paper, i once ordered some via local sundries shop and got something frightfully purple and readily staining. they're still somewhere but, yikes. it's always the same here, i've a cupboard full of stuff and never what i need. that goes for a printer as well (although it's on the list). my neighbour has one of course, but not one that fits A3.

been thinking about scraps helpful in constituting a light box. it's not optimal with 200-250gsm paper but it should work. i'd have to build it first though. DaVinci still in the lead.

so you've been careful and avoided all accidents with ink, congratulations are in order! the other thing is probably them elves and that's a Christmassy story 😊. i'm sorry to hear about your neighbour, what a frightening condition due to infection, sending her get well soon wishes. a remainder to do what we can to stay healthy and in working order.
What you received was not tracing paper, but carbon paper. Tracing paper is a see through white paper.
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Re: Halloween theme! do you do do-overs?

that's right! thank you!
the english language was in the way. when reading "tracing" in Maureen's reply i thought of carbon paper. the see through rattling roll of crispy white paper i have and use for transferring also says "tracing paper" 😒.
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