Learning

Whenever you endeavor to complete a task for the first time you will learn a lot of things. This is good. You become a better painter, writer, programer.

A willingness to do the task to the best of your abilities is essential. Not make excuses and say “it’s good enough…”

Not learning the nuance of the aspect ratio of a given projector as it relates to the picture you are projecting will result in a projection that does not reflect the original aspect ratio. Hence my first image transfer using my laptop and a projector resulted in squashed figures due to the incorrect aspect ratio of the projector. (They were about an inch too short, relative to their width.) I only discovered this after inking the entire image.

So now I must re-transfer the portrait group to the canvas. I will use a xerox and transfer paper.

Before I do this I have to coverup the original transfer. I used titanium white for it’s opaqueness a little walnut oil alkyd to help dry the paint.

My palette with white paint and walnut oil.

My palette with white paint and walnut oil.

Painting over the figures.

Painting over the figures.

Continuing to paint out the figures.

Continuing to paint out the figures.

All the figures are now painted over and ready to have the image drawn over.

All the figures are now painted over and ready to have the image drawn over.