conte transfer

While wondering how to make a frosted glass look frosted (in previous post) I started drawing a woman on tracing paper. I rubbed sanguine Conte crayon on the back to transfer my drawing to a board and stopped and stared. The effect is cool! Look!

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It’s just a line drawing with lines showing where to paint shadows, also. The Conte showing through makes my drawing look spooky and great.
I’m going to reuse my drawing to draw her in Conte.
Hey, I’ve always resisted drawing on tracing paper, because I thought it was too flimsy. But it’s working out and the transfer is simple and makes for a cleaner painting surface. Plus, I get to re-use my drawing hee, hee.