This morning, I received a killer painting tip from Nicholas Wilton, a painter and illustrator.
He uses a product called Saral Transfer Paper to draw crisp white lines directly onto oil and acrylic paintings.
He finds it easier to draw a white line this way, instead of hand painting very fine lines with a brush…..I would agree.
This product works like carbon paper and can be reused over and over again. Other colors are available as well.
Apparently it smudges just like carbon paper. It is necessary to draw without dragging the side of your hand on the paper because the color transfers with light pressure.
After drawing the lines, make them permanent by using spray fixative for acrylic paintings, and translucent medium (such as varnish) for oil paintings.
Nicholas has a very intuitive process which yields very pleasing and imaginative works.
There is just so much to learn from this guy. Lucky for us, he teaches his process and techniques at work-shops!
I signed up for his newsletter to get alerts about upcoming workshops and am stoked to find that he is sharing some painting tips as well.
Nicholas will be in Portland, Oregon the month of November 2013 for a weekend workshop at Pacific Northwest School of Arts & Craft.
If you have any experience using this paper, or have other transfer methods for getting drawings or other details onto paintings, please feel free to share below.