How to Transfer Your Sketch to Canvas – Justin Hillgrove – Imps and Monsters


Hi! I’m Justin Hillgrove of Imps and
Monsters, and today we’re going to be transferring a drawing onto canvas so
that we can get ready to start a painting. So all of my paintings start with a
sketch, and so today I’m going to start a new painting based on the sketch
of this little tree guy. I’ve decided I’m going to work pretty small for this, so
I’m going to work on a 6 inch by 12 inch canvas and in order to make that
sketch work with this, rather than just redraw it in pencil straight on the
canvas, I’ve already spent the time making the sketch so I’ve just gone and
resized the sketch in Photoshop and printed it out in black and white to
dimensions that are going to work well with this canvas. All right, so I have my
sketch. I’m going to just kind of place it onto my onto my canvas where I want
it, and I’ll just use a piece of, right now, I’m just using a piece of artist
tape. It’s like expensive masking tape that’s just acid-free. If I had masking
tape, I’d probably just use that and I’m going to use a piece of graphite
transfer paper and slip it under here being sure that I’m putting the right
side down because otherwise you’ll spend a lot of time just tracing for nothing
and I’m going to use a ballpoint pen to go over my drawing for a couple of
reasons, one so I can actually see where my drawing is are where I’m tracing and
also because the ballpoint pen lets me trace nice and a nice and firm, nice and
hard for a good transfer. So I finished tracing my drawing and I’m
going to go ahead and just pull it off of there and see if it worked out.
Realistically while you’re working on it you should check it a little after you
start to make sure it worked, but that looks great, and in another video we’ll go
ahead and move on to the next step and start getting this canvas ready to
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