The next step in my Wicked Women paper doll process is tracing the doll onto the final paper. Last week we looked at adding patterns in Photoshop and printing the finalized lines out. Today we'll actually get the images ready for painting!
Here's the process so far: sketch --> trace templates --> draw outfits --> scan --> refine in Photoshop --> trace to final paper. It seems like a lot of steps early in the process, but trust me, it's worth it on the back end!
There isn't a lot to say about tracing the doll.
Anyway, the paper I chose for this is a Strathmore 90lb mixed media paper. If you're curious about paper weights, Dick Blick has a nice article about it. Also, Dick Blick is a great place to order art supplies! I haven't tried a mixed media paper before and I'm interested in the differences when compared to watercolor paper. As you can see in the image above, it's fairly easy to see this paper.
So that's tracing a doll. This is the last step where I can make any major corrections before painting. Next week we'll look at painting the dolls. And you can see my two favorite things: my new desk lamp and my antique drafting table!
Till then, keep creating and look for new dolls on Wednesday and Friday!