You will need:

for Graphite Self-Transfer Method:

  • the drawing you want to transfer
  • a graphite pencil (2B or softer works best, and a woodless pencil makes the process faster)
  • a ballpoint or rollerball pen (you can use a pencil, but a pen works better)

for Graphite Transfer Paper Method:

  • the drawing you want to transfer
  • a sheet of graphite transfer paper (sold in art supply stores), NOT carbon paper, which is wax-based
  • a ballpoint or rollerball pen (again, you can use a pencil, but a pen works better)

for the Acetate Method:

  • the drawing you want to transfer
  • a piece of clear acetate (sold in art supply stores)
  • a Sharpie marker (or other marker that will write on the acetate without beading up)
  • a sunny window and some masking tape OR a lightbox
  • a pencil

NOTE: It is possible to make your own graphite transfer paper. There are a variety of methods, which you can easily find with a quick search online. No need to reinvent the wheel here. 🙂