My canvas is finally here, so I can begin my painting!

The first thing I did was to tape the tracing to the canvas, making very sure that all of the edges were even.

Next, I traced all of the lines. I know from experience that however careful I am, I lose some accuracy and detail. This happens because I’m drawing (tracing, in this case, but still drawing) without looking at the subject. When I’m finished, and I remove the tracing paper, I can correct the traced drawing while looking at the set-up.

Above, I’m removing the tracing paper to reveal the transferred drawing underneath. Now I’ll spray it with a bit of fixative, and start my underpainting.