STEP TWO: Once
approved the next step can begin… Using a light box, I
trace the drawing lightly onto watercolour paper using a sharp
pencil usually a mechanical HB pencil great for detail.
This is my last chance to refine parts of the drawing... The
water colour paper is then taped down onto a board thoroughly
soaked with water and left to dry, if I am in a hurry I use
a hair dryer.
Now I can start to paint, I cover the whole paper
with a light wash of colour before I start, for this particular
project I used Faber Castell water colour pencils and gouache.
The pencils are ideal for getting the detail such as the fur.