Don't Ruin Your Best Paper

by Liz Lamb
(Walton on the Naze)

Rather than doing lots of rubbing out on your best piece of paper, draw the basic picture on a piece of practice paper, then trace it.


Then instead of rubbing the back of the tracing paper with pencil, I use a coloured pencil roughly the colour that I will be using in the painting. Doesn't always come out very clear but will be enough for you to see to make a start, and you won't have to rub out pencil marks that you were trying to avoid in the first place.

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