This entry was originally posted on Monday, February 6, 2012.

When I teach a class or workshop, I don’t make my students draw out their work.

The reason for this is that if I did have them draw, we would never get to painting.

Instead of drawing, I have them transfer a photocopy of what we will be painting onto the watercolor paper.

This is done by placing the photocopy onto the watercolor paper and taping it down so it doesn’t move while transferring.

Then a piece of transfer (also called graphite) paper is placed underneath the photocopy with the dark side down.

The photocopy is then transferred onto the watercolor paper.

Now you are ready to paint.

Leslie Lambert

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