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    Question Ever Screw up a drawing by Painting it before?

    I have drawn a really, really good picture of an orc warrior before, then got really excited and tryed to paint it with acrylic paints.......I really screwed it up and every time i think about it, i wish i hadn't painted it. I really, really wish i could kick myself in the ass.
    Anybody else have bad experiences like that before?


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    Some comic artist working in acrylics (f.e. Simon Bisley) are making photocopies of their drawings on a thick paper and paint on them leaving the original untouched
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdeye
    Some comic artist working in acrylics (f.e. Simon Bisley) are making photocopies of their drawings on a thick paper and paint on them leaving the original untouched
    This is great advice, and lots of industry pros do it, if its your own work, photocopies or not its still your work.

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    Yes! A big Yes! boohoohoo

    But hey, look on the bright side, you have another experience and can learn from your mistakes.
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    My comic professor always told me to ink a copy.
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    it's just a drawing, you can do hundreds more.
    even if you think it was good now you'd look at it in a year and you'd think: "wow that sucks."
    on the other hand, i know the feeling.

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    photocopying on heavy paper, interesting... can any plain old machine do it?
    what kinds of paper can I use? this bears further investigation

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    If you're not worried about having a hard copy, try giving it a scan before you paint it. Good to make a record anyway.
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    every time I put paint to canvas....

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    "Ever screw up a drawing by painting it?"



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    I'm pretty sure on Donato Giancola's website he says that he photocopies his full size drawing, then mounts it on a support (like a masonite panel) with like acrylic medium. I believe Todd Lockwood does the same. In fact here's a link to where he explains the process, even what kind of paper he photocopies onto

    Either way though, you'll screw up alot of pieces of art throughout your career as an artist. It might as well be something you learn to not be upset about now. Do you think El Coro's sketchbook would look as cool as it does if he worried about buggerin up a drawing?

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    when the paint dries, try, try again!
    and hold it up to a mirror...it'll help to identify the flaws, and it's the lazy man's way of looking at it from farther away without having to get up from your chair.
    Looking at it from a distance it a huge help.

    I'm no experienced painter....but eh, you gotta feel free to just whitewash the whole thing and make fresh attempts....there's no such thing as a screwed up painting....just paintings that were left before they were finished.

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    try this

    Axis420,

    Maybe give this a try.

    1) Scan your drawing to a good art program.

    2) Since I usually want the painting (in acrylics) bigger then the drawn artwork, with the drawing up on the computer screen I take the pencil tool in the art program and draw a thin strait line through the center of the pic.

    3)Crop the pic so that both the top and bottom of the artwork is touching the cropped edge.

    4) print the picture the size you want.This usually means that if its a large picture the legs or lower part of the picture will not come out on the paper. Flip the picture on the computer screen. Make a second print the same size as the first. Then match the 2 halves with the drawn center line. I've done pictures that have had subjects 2 feet tall this way.

    good luck , Bruce

    PS: the original drawing remain undamaged and you can sell it for a fortune later
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