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Day 2: Satu on Grid

I am tracing visual onto grid

I am tracing visual onto grid

I am recording another 2 hours into my project.  This time reflects what it took me to put my sticky grid onto my visual and trace Satu onto it.  For my grid, I use FibaTape which is a sticky grid that drywallers use to patch holes in walls.  If you want to check it out for yourself, here is a LINK to purchase a roll from Amazon. 

To use it, I unroll what I need, lay my visual face down on the sticky side of it, and then trace my pattern onto the grid.  When I am done, I remove the visual from the grid and stick the grid to my linen foundation.  I am ready to trace through it.  It is so much better to use than screening because you can see through it easily, and it is so much better to use than red dot fabric because you don't have to worry about tearing it with your pen or deal with it slipping around.

Because I am dealing with such a BIG image, I decided to try to use different color pens to mark the different value zones when I traced.  I have found that it is sometimes very hard to keep track of where I am when I am hooking when all I see is lines and more lines.  I am hoping that the color pens will help me keep track of where I am on the map. 

I used black for dark zones, red for light zones, and blue for medium zones.

TOTAL TIME LOGGED: 4 hours

Satu the Tiger traced on grid fabric

Satu the Tiger traced on grid fabric