Transfer the Rooster Drawing

Let’s transfer the rooster drawing pattern to the surface. This is simple to do and should take mere minutes. Take your time and pay attention to the details. If you don’t you could miss a spot as I did in the video.

Transfering the rooster drawing is very simple and should go quick. This post is dedicated to the Rooster for our 10, 20, 30 minutes to paint series but I have another post showing you how to transfer patterns to your surface located here.

Did you miss the first parts of this series for the Rooster Painting? Start here: 10, 20, 30 minutes to paint…a Rooster.

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Rooster Drawing to Trace

First download and print out the rooster painting drawing. It is available in the Resource Library. You can easily access the library by filling out the form.

I prefer to transfer the drawing to tracing paper. In the video you will see why, at the end. It has saved me many a time. If you wish to draw your own rooster, go right ahead, that works too.

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rooster drawing on canvas

Transfer Rooster Drawing to Canvas

Line up the rooster drawing towards the left of your canvas. Meaning the edge of your paper lines up with the edge of the canvas. (this is where I wanted it, you can place it dead center if you want to but in design, offsetting is typically preferred) The background we painted together should be plenty dry.

Tape down the traceable pattern to keep it secured. It is so easy to move it which can make a mess of your lines.

Since the background is fairly dark we will use white graphite paper.

tape down rooster drawing traceable

Slide the graphite paper between the rooster drawing and the canvas. Use a ballpoint pen and follow the lines of the rooster drawing with firm pressure.

You can use a stylus but I have found the ballpoint pen just does a better job for me.

Helpful hint yet optional: As an added support I place a small board under the canvas itself. This makes it easier to transfer the lines without having the press hard with the pen. I show you it in the video.

transferring rooster pattern to canvas surface

Inspect the Rooster Transfer

Can you see what I did? I missed a part of his neck feathers that overlap his chest.

So before you remove your pattern, inspect the canvas closely that you have transferred all of the drawing.

rooster drawing transferred to canvas

But if you do remove it and later find out you missed something then this is where having the drawing on tracing paper comes in handy.

So are you ready to start transferring your Rooster…well then grab the traceable rooster drawing here if you haven’t already! Just click on the rooster.

drawing of rooster

Ready for the video…come and trace with me

youtube thumbnail  rooster drawing

Next up let’s start on some reds!

We will be using Cardinal Red, Yellow Ocher, Wicker White and a touch of Burnt Umber for the next segment, all Plaid Folk Art paints. Either multi-surface or regular is fine.
The brushes we will be using are the Donna Dewberry One Stroke brushes.

Please enjoy and share!

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