step by step
In this picture you will see part of my very detailed line drawing which was done by rubbing a graphite pencil on the back of my reference image and then I drew on top of the image which left my stencil on my painting surface. I have also used a frisket film around the outside of the face to avoid over spray hitting the back ground. This will help keep the back ground white and clean from paint. I have also started to LIGHTLY paint in areas around the neck and face to help establish the shapes. In the neck area I have also start to carefully erase out the neck creases.