A few of my friends and followers have asked how I paint my “women,” so I’m posting a few pictures to show the process.
First, I add an extra layer of gesso to my canvas. I then draw the subject with a number 2 pencil. If you are hesitant to draw your subject directly onto the canvas, you can draw it on tracing paper. Copy the image on the back side of the tracing paper, and lay the image onto the canvas. Draw over the image, and the graphite on the back will transfer onto the canvas to create your image. Press down firmly, but not hard enough to tear your tracing paper.