|My final drawing, taped to a plastic board.|
The next photo shows the paper the next day - you can see that allowing it to dry naturally overnight allows the paper to shrink back down and get flat. Essentially I "stretch" my paper this way, but without the soaking and stapling, and with getting my first light washes onto the painting. The key is to ALLOW THE PAINTING TO DRY NATURALLY - no hair dryers! This usually will take an overnight wait.
The next couple of posts will show the progression of the painting.