I stumbled across this in the popular novel I'm reading at the moment, "A Spot of Bother" by Mark Haddon:
"... and one way of drawing a rubber plant would be to photograph it and project a slide onto a large piece of paper masking-taped to a wall and trace it, which some people might think of as cheating, though Rembrandt used lenses, or so they said in that article in the Sunday Times magazine, or perhaps it was Leonardo da Vinci, and no one accused them of cheating because it was what the picture looked like that mattered ... though now he came to think about it he may have thrown the slide projector out in 1985 along with the plastic bath..."
It's a witty book about family life. This paragraph made me smile. Taking it one step further what about artists' assistants?
As this project draws to an end, so also will this blogsite. I am pleased that I have this comprehensive documentary of my journey over the past 10-months. But fear not, I have started another blog to document what happens from here at: www.nataliedowseart.blogspot.com