How to Transfer a Drawing to Watercolor Paper
I love to transfer my line drawings to watercolor paper! I usually use a light table - but this time I needed to work in a bound watercolor journal. So - instead of roughing up the paper with mistakes and pencil scuff marks - I instead opted to transfer the line drawing using wax free graphite paper and following these five simple steps.
First, secure your watercolor journal flat with two metal clips.
Then, with your scissors, cut your wax paper to fit the size of your drawing. Next, tape your drawing and Wax paper together - making sure to place the shiny side down (or graphite side down) toward your watercolor paper.
Afterward, secure your drawing and wax paper to your watercolor paper with some tape. If you are using extremely sticky tape - simply rub off some of the glue by placing tape sticky side down on some fabric.
Next, Outline your secure drawing with a color pen. This will help you visual see what you have already traced.
Lastly, peel back the wax/drawing combo and touch up any pencil lines that might have gotten lost in the tracing. Once done- paint to your heart's delight!