Se­cur­ing your draw­ing

ImagineFX - - Traditional Artist -

Once your draw­ing is done, it’s good to make sure it’s se­cured so that when you paint it won’t dis­solve or smear. I like to go over my draw­ings with In­dia ink. It en­ables me to scrub in paint or wipe off paint, and not re­move the draw­ing.

My go-to method is to use In­dia ink and ink the most im­por­tant lines of my draw­ing be­fore eras­ing the rest. In­dia ink is per­ma­nent and durable with vig­or­ous paint­ing. I’ve used Liquin to ap­ply a colour wash di­rectly over a draw­ing. If you don’t scrub hard with brushes, it’ll pre­serve your draw­ing un­der­neath with­out the need for a fix­a­tive. Spray fix­a­tive is an easy way to make sure your draw­ing doesn’t bleed through or dis­ap­pear when paint­ing.

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