So here is the tracing. I took my time with it as I didn't want to lose the essence of the original sketch. Even though this can be tedious, I try to relax and enjoy this step. Transferring drawings is something that goes WAY back, and I like the connection to the past I feel while I do it. Drawing and painting are crafts that are best enjoyed with real materials, I think.
I did a little re-positioning of Girl 2's screen right eye during the tracing - I'll work it one last time before I ink. In fact, I'll take a last pass at everything before the ink goes on. The eyes, and the feet and the missing hair from Girl 3. I'm still on the fence about the outfits, and weather or not to ink them in. The shoes would have to go, and I don't want to lose them, so I think I'll ink them with costumes on.
Since Girl 3 is basically wearing a body suit, she'll still be inked like this, so there will be a little something for everyone.
So now this whole thing is transferred in scarlet Col Erase onto the Bristol board. I can work it one last time freehand and get every last little thing the way I want it before I ink. Which is what I'll do now.
The biggest thing I ever transferred was an enlarged drawing onto the un-glassed surface of a shaped surfboard. Talk about delicate - the slightest push with my finger would dimple the foam. After I was done I returned the board to its owner and he took it to be glassed. So the painting was protected under a fiberglass and resin shell.