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Precise Drawing in Portraiture Makes it Easier to Paint.
From my little rough sketch on A4 paper, I have finished drawing up my figures on to my big 101x76 cm canvas. This took quite a lot of time - measuring, rubbing out and redrawing the whole way. As I used different parts from different photos, I had to make sure that the sizes of each figure were correct. In the end, it was a matter of what looked visually correct.
After all that rubbing out and re-drawing, I painted over the mistakes with gesso to help clean it up. Now it's time to paint at last!