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    New Sketchbook, soft pencils...problems -> help?

    Hey guys.. I've bought a new hardcover-sketchbook, which is just great. But when I draw with soft pencils B... the pencil dirties over to the other page when the book closes. this makes the pages look dirty and loose some of their lines and shadows.. any ideas on what I can do?

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    I use fixatives... Not sure if theres any other solutions really.

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    Fixatives, you can get some that still allow you to work on the piece if you haven't finished it.

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    OK, thanks guys, but what is Fixatives really?
    I've never even heard of them :-S
    How do you use them, so on and on...
    Links would be great to.. thanks again!

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    Cheers mate!
    now to try and find them in an art-shop near my home-place!

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    If you can't find an art shop, use hairspray.
    That's what I use at college sometimes when I work in charcoal which smudges over really badly.

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    I do not reccommend hair spray for several reasons.

    It wears off and has to be renewed after a week. It's okay if you're caught short having finished a piece and put proper fixative on later but for anything you want to keep, it won't last and the traces that do remain make it hard to rework a piece sprayed with it. Which is why it's better to use a reworkable fixative.

    It can depending on the brand and other factors cause discolouration to the paper or drawing. Everytime you use something like hair spray you are gambling on there not being an adverse reaction. It's not very nice to spend days on a piece, spray it with hair spray, return later and find all your pencil lines have turned bright green on paper that has gone brown.

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