Rabbit skin glue is the traditional glue – better known as sizing – that is applied to canvas before the base coat of paint is laid over it.
Most people like to start something at step 1. I have taken to calling this step 0 because it’s usually forgotten, but if were painting during the old master days it would have been standard practice.
Also, note something important – it’s not hard to do.
I’ve found that most art students don’t even understand what it is they are painting on. They have no idea that you don’t just paint on canvas. The canvas has to be prepared before you can make your painting on it.
This is the first step. You can this making rabbit skin glue tutorial on youtube or right here below.
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