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Step by Step - Sam Snead

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Step Six: Create Outline

Using the carbon paper, I transfered the outlined image to my drawing paper.

Step Five: Create Carbon Paper

This is one of the easier ways that I have found to transfer a portrait image from a photograph to drawing paper. In this instance, I have used a LYRA graphite crayon (I use a 9B) to scribble an even coat of graphite on the back of the posterized image. The graphite needs to be more consistent, so I use tissue paper and rubbing alcohol to wipe it evenly.

Step Four: Use a Posterized Effect

I like to use a posterize effect in Photoshop on my photos
(especially when the highlights and shadows are subtle)

Step Three: Create a High Contrast B&W Photo

A high contrast B&W version of the color photo makes it a lot easier to see the values in the image. That is important for when you are shading/creating your pencil art image.

Step Two: Scan to Enlarge Photo

A good scan is important. A poor scan or vague photo results in poor detail.