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THE IMAGES BELOW SHOW THE SEQUENCE FOR CREATING A PAINTING USING INK AND ACRYLIC PAINT ON ARCHIVAL GRADE DRAFTING MYLAR
All of my work is done on 4 mil thick drafting mylar. It is tough, waterproof, inert and doesn't have to be stretched like canvas and watercolor paper.
 It is very easy to mount on any type of board. See Mounting Techniques.

The sequence below shows the progression of work for NINA.
Nina Simone was a great vocalists, song writer, pianists, and civil rights activists.




NINA SIMONE  1933-2003
This is the original photograph that I worked from.
It was made about 45 years ago


 Here is the full sized pencil sketch that I made from the photo at the left.
This is made on simple newsprint.


Here I have overlaid the initial sketch with translucent 4 mil drafting mylar, and transferred the drawing using india ink.


I have darkened most of the areas with waterproof  black india ink,
 and added a little detail


Added in some shading with diluted india ink. The surface of the mylar is designed to take ink and does so very well.


 Here is the finished portrait of Nina Simone. Most of the background color was actually added to the backside of the mylar. It shows through because the media is translucent


Detail of Nina


Finally, the signature