Although Gayle & Nick, Dolphin Fresco Patrons granted iLia and his team full
artistic license a trusted supervisor has been appointed, just in case...
"Cartoon" - full scale drawing of the future fresco. Cartoons are drawn on
regular paper with pencil, graphite, charcoal, sepia chalk, etc., etc. The
purpose of a cartoon is a thorough study and final rendition of the composition,
light, shadow, details of the future fresco, it is a preparatory drawing taken
to the next level. Correctly done cartoon is a "stand along" artwork. Although
optional in other painting mediums, Cartoon is essential when painting in Fresco
not only as the main guideline for transferring the design onto freshly laid
(fresco) plaster, but also as the main tool and method of understanding and
orchestrating the steps for painting of the corresponding fresco.