Outline Cat Drawing On A Canvas Board

Today I created an outline cat drawing on a canvas board. This drawing will be the “road map” for the painting I am going to create on this light weight piece of canvas.

I taped the tracing paper over the rough draft sketch of Irina the cat.
I taped the tracing paper over the rough draft sketch of Irina the cat.
Here I have finished tracing over the rough draft sketch of the cat.
Here I have finished tracing over the rough draft sketch of the cat.
I traced the back side of the tracing paper with a violet colored pencil.
I traced the back side of the tracing paper with a violet colored pencil to help distinguish it from the front side.
The artist tape was used to secure the tracing paper to the canvas board.
The artist tape was used to secure the tracing paper to the canvas board.
I used a black colored pencil to trace over the cat, which helped me to visual track which parts of the composition I had already traced.
I used a black colored pencil to trace over the cat, which helped me to visually track which parts of the composition I had already traced.
I went over the traced image with a colored pencil so it would stand out.
I went over the traced image with a black colored pencil so it would stand out.

I used the black colored pencil to go over the traced image so it would really stand out. So if you do not want to paint freehand and want a bit of a guideline, I highly recommend using tracing paper to transfer an outline drawing on to canvas.

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