Showcase #4 - Original by Carmine Infantino and Joe Kubert
In this case, I mixed size (glue) and gesso and used it to glue a sheet of Stonehenge paper (100% cotton paper normally used for printing) to the hardboard, and then used the same mixture to prime the board for penciling and painting.
Here is the process. Once again, due to the size of the paintings, my camera did some funky stuff with the coloring and light/dark. As always, click on the pictures to embiggen:
STEP ONE: Prepped with size and gesso, I gridded out the drawing and did the lettering (did I mention I **HATE** lettering in paintings? :-) and got everything planned out. I now save all lettering for last, btw, which saves me quite a bit of time--particularly on paintings which have graduated colors.
20" x 30" Acrylic painting (with an assist from Sharpie) on Stonehenge paper glued to 1/4" hardboard.