Antipop, you are mixing apples with oranges.
The 5660 and #62 ink will do great transfers using a transparency film and Tom White's Transfer Magic solution or a Prismacolor pen#PM-121 and burnishing the image to metal.
For the Acetone transfer from paper or parchment paper you need an image from...
One of the best books to start learning about drawing is "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards, ISBN 0-87477-513-2. Under $20.00
Another great one is "Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson, ISBN 0-89134-337-7 Under $25.00.
Both are practical and down to earth.
On your other drawing..........
Doing a repeat of what you did in the upper left corner into the lower right corner will work .
And going back to the outside leaves in the first drawing will maintain a better border and design IMO.
Great Job. Looks much better to me.
You have some nice elements going for you.
But more importantly, what do you think?
This is going to be a real winner if it is well shaded.
Looking forward to seeing it.
Looking good well drawn.
But the last segments of the two upper scrolls lack any leaves or buds.
This makes for unbalanced, large segments of background. If you black in the background areas you will see it.
And to my eye, the three even leaves breaking through the top border seem a little...
Some nice elements within your design.
But the overall design it is not working well within the border you have created.
Some of the exterior elements seem like they are forced to just ignore the existing border.
The large negative spaces at the lower right and upper left need some thinking.
When learning to draw scroll backbones and using a template, use the dot system as a guide.
Join the dots with the use of of a hand held pencil.
Most people find that they need fewer dots and rely less on templates as time goes bye.
Thank you Dan,
Another good use of a stencil is for a beginner to check the accuracy of their hand drawn backbone.
They can also use it to establish a pattern of dots and then practice joining the dots with a pencil by hand.
At first the dots can be quite closely spaced, to make it easier...
JJ, many FN Browning engravers used paper stencils.
And somewhere in all my junk, I have some Belgium originals.
I make and use them too
They are made of letterhead paper, water soaked and burnished with a pencil into the master engraving.
These were then coated with thin oil ( I use WD-40) and...