Gurney Journey: Uses of Tracing Paper

In the new issue of International Artist I went fully ‘old school’ to talk about some of the ways I use tracing paper.

Tracing paper is a versatile art supply, used for creating transparent image layers. Although there are synthetic materials available, you can still buy various kinds of translucent papers similar to what artists used centuries ago, made from rice, wood pulp or cotton fibers. 

I list the various kinds of tracing paper, and explain how I use tracing paper for refining compositions, working out perspective, making corrections, and have even tried it as a unique drawing surface.