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    How do I protect my sketches?

    I have a very new person question for you all. I draw/sketch in a back flipping sketch book, where one pages flips around to the back trying to be descriptive. The sad thing is, I am not sure if it's the way I sketch, or the way I am keeping my drawings safe but I find that over time my drawings "rub" against each other leaving powder smacks against them. This is really really frustrating. Should I not use both sides of the paper? I am not sure how to stop this from happening and would really like to save some of my sketches. Already lost 3.


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    just use fixative i cant recomend a brand here, but something along those lines.
    "Have only 4 values, but all the edges you want."
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    exactly. some krylon fixative spray will do you good. Just make sure you're done with that page before you use it. Bceause you pretty much can't erase a damn thing once it's been applied.
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    Just don't inhale it. Also be careful not to saturate the paper as I have in my distant past.

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    a cheap solution I've seen people use is hairspray... make sure it's quite some distance away or you'll blast graphite all over the place. And depending on brand, your sketchbook might end up with a peculiar smell.

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    ah this question again.. someone ought to answer this question in a sticky...

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    Hairspray isnt a good idea, because it looses its effect after a few weeks. GO with the fixative.
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    A can of fixative costs maybe as much as a cup of fancy coffee. And should last you quite a while.
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    FIXATIVE muthafizzle

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    Fixative is cheap and that's what you get ; cheap results. Invest in a good can of fixative if you really want to keep your stuff. Reworkable fixative is also available.

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