I was tasked to design this really elaborate necklace for a customer who wants it for her daughter for her daughter’s wedding day.
In the past, I simply complete half of the necklace and use the copier to flip and duplicate the image. After that, I just cut what I need and paste on the original drawing. Same goes for earrings.
Only today that I realized that I don’t have such luxury in my new work place. The only “copier” is those multi-function machine which does fax and scanning as well. Not only the image quality is bad, the copier doesn’t have a flip/ mirror image function to it. The boss sent me out to look for a shop that does photocopy, I didn’t manage to find one.
In the end, I used a piece of tracing paper and traced out a rough guide of the necklace with a pencil. Flipped it over and laid it on the actual work and sort of just shade the back of the tracing paper with a pencil so that the traced design on the front will leave a mark on my actual work. Then with the guidelines imprinted from the tracing paper, I had to inked the whole thing down to complete the necklace. That is my first experience with tracing paper.
It was really tiring and time consuming, but in the end, I felt really satisfied with the finished drawing. Hope the customer will like it when she drops by tomorrow!