The first method of copying paintings with the same aspect ratio is to use a pantograph. If this device you have not yet, make it yourself. The device of the pantograph shown in the figure.In the middle of the bottom of the device is spring loaded pencil, causing the image to copy. In the lower right corner is the probe, which the artist manually moves the original. Changing the position of the probe on the ruler to select the copy ratio.For protection of the original from the effects of the probe cover it with a thin sheet of glass or plexiglass. Copy pantograph with only the outlines, and paint it manually. If necessary, make a copy on paper and canvas transfer the image using carbon paper.
The disadvantage of this pantograph is cumbersome: it is several times larger than the paintings, which you can use to copy. To reproduce large paintings can be made very large pantograph. If you want to copy a large picture without scaling it, use the second method.Take a sheet of glass and place it vertically. To the left of the sheet place the original on the right is blank for copy. The original light table lamp. Placing the head to the left of the glass, you will see a virtual image is combined with the workpiece. It remains to trace it and then paint. A copy will mirror.If you are a Lefty, have to have the original and a lamp on the right, and a blank for copy on the left. To look at the glass in this case should be on the right.Below the copy was not the mirror, move this way, the image on the tracing paper, then flip it over and drag a copy onto the canvas using carbon paper. Then paint the image on canvas.
If you do not want in the process of manually copying pictures to completely abandon the use of modern technologies, use the following method. Take a picture of the picture with a digital camera, then project the computer image projector directly onto the canvas. Will only cut around it and then paint.
Remember that paintings by contemporary artists (living or dead less than 70 years ago) it is legal to copy for personal purposes only.