I thought I would snap a few photos along the way.
...as if you were looking over my shoulder.
In this first picture, I have already transferred my sketch.
Using carbon and only going over the main lines of the sketch.
Then, I used Payne's gray to outline and add some darks to it before adding the napkin.
I tried to sand at this step but did not get the effect I wanted.
I painted a layer of Zinc White over the whole canvas.
????? I just do that.
I ripped a page out of one of my new books to transfer text.
I considered the text layer under the napkin and will do that next time.
This paper did not transfer real well but this is the effect I wanted.
Here I have sanded the canvas again.