Step 3 duplicating my sketch

In previous posts, I listed Step 1 as picking up your pencil (if you are stuck).
Yesterday's post, Step 2, I sketched a line drawing
Tonight I post Step 3 which is duplicating my sketch

"WHY?!" you might exclaim, if you were commenting on these posts. After all, the sketch looked so simple. My response, "Why would I want to spend 2 hours repeatedly re-drawing my own sketch when there are easier ways to duplicate my own artwork?"

Even if I were recreating artwork with a deadline, I would duplicate my work before embarking on a final copy.There are just too many decisions to make to leave it to chance. Some artists might, but it is not my style.

My reasons vary for duplicating:
* I see many possibilities and want to explore them
* Due to my view, the sketch looks distorted
* I want to experiment with exploiting the distortion or make changes to it or my viewing point
* I might want to rotate it, cut it into pieces, rearrange the elements, or something else
* Or try different techniques such as zendangle, textures, poster, art nouveau, lighting, reflections, reductionism, etc.
* I want to try different color arrangements, pallets,brushes and strokes
* And I always keep the original sketch in my collection as a reference and evidence of authorship

There are many ways to duplicate. Sometimes I use my computer,camera, printer, lightbox...

Tonight's Step 3 will involve duplicating the original sketch:
* With pencil, my sketchbook and tracing paper on the floor next to our dog's pillow-bed, watching TV
* Duplicating with pencil and paper does not require too much focused thinking, but it's time consuming
* It is relaxing
* It helps me work through some of the initial challenges of my original sketch

I'll return here later this evening after the duplicates are complete and photos taken:

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