placing figures in a landscape

by Bob Laine (rocky)
(Newcastle upon Tyne)

Size and position can be a problem in watercolour when you are wanting to place a figure(s) in a painting. I use a piece of acetate sheet and draw several figures on it in different sizes. I then overlay that on my painting to find the position and a size that looks correct. Its then just a matter of removing the acetate and painting the figure in the correct position. Once you have your acetate you can keep as a template for future paintings.

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Just in time
by: Ivor Cogdell

Great tip, I am just about to swop about a figure that looks in the wrong spot. Now I can get it right with minimal effort, Thanks.

Ivor

P.S. This would also work with photo packages, import your background image, paint your image on a new layer, then slide it about until it looks right, then merge the two images.

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placing figures in a landscape
by: Barbara

What a great idea, this may lead to my placing more figures in a landscape, can't wait to use it.

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PLACING FIGURES IN LANDSCAPE
by: jOYCE

THIS IS A REALLY GOOD TIP,WILL FILE IT AWAY tHANKS jOYCE/

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Thanks for Tip
by: Anonymous

I like this idea and will use it next time I need figures in my paintings especially when you hadn't planned for them at the outset but decided later on . Great Tip!

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