This is the progression of a painted ceiling.
The bottom sketch was submitted to the designer and homeowner. The sketch was drawn to scale from blueprints.
I then blew up my drawing and perforated it with a tool and used charcoal bags for a pounce pattern to transfer onto the ceiling.
Then I lightly drew with a pencil my outlines and wiped the charcoal off.
Then I get to paint!
I made a stencil for the border, and connected the lines with a small paint brush, and put in the shadow tone.
At the end, I put a light antique wash to warm up and bring continuity to the painted space.