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Finishing a drawing

Postby Quwatha » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:50 pm

Do any of you varnish the drawing once it is finished? Is there a need to varnish if it is framed behind glass/acrylic?
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Re: Finishing a drawing

Postby kennyc » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:06 pm

I use spray fixative/fixitiv --- the 'final' type as opposed to the 'workable' type - several light layers.
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Re: Finishing a drawing

Postby KenBrown » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:25 am

I wouldn't use a varnish on paper. When used on oils it will yellow and crack in time requiring it to be removed and replaced. That might be fine on canvas or wood with oils but I don't think paper would survive that. I'm with Kenny ... use fixative which is formulated for graphite. Just my opinion though ...


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