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I work in oils and have run into the same problem with gridlines bleeding through or being
very difficult to remove. I tried using a projector (I now have two!) but find they are a
real hassle to set up. The room must be quite dark and it is very easy to get a skew in
the perspective. What I find works well for me is to complete my background and then print
out the structures, or pieces of the painting that I need to insert, on plain printer
paper and transfer them to the painting using transfer paper and a stylus. I can use
Photoshop to crop out the portions of the scene I wish to use at the size I wish and then
place them just where I want them on the canvas. I have all the information I need to
complete the foreground with the appropriate dimensions and relationships. I can do it in
the daylight and it works with paintings large and small. 

Hope this helps!

Peace,
Chris
 
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shall wish on the morrow that we had done." ~ Sir John Lubbock 
 
 
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