After duplicating my rough drawing onto the board I start with the background - first adding a base colour. This is a good way to see if the composition and proportions are correct.
... and added a grid to help with the redrawing onto the board.
I have done a rough drawing...
Now it's ready - clean, white and waiting!
Preparing the Hardboard: Johann had added a frame on the back and here I am painting the smooth front with a white base colour (a good quality PVA). My son, Markus, is giving advise.
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