Soft pastels and pastel pencils drawing on burgundy Colorfix paper. 46cm x 32cm
This drawing was almost a disaster. I finished it and was satisfied with the result. I then sprayed fixative over it, as it is going to be a gift for my Dad in South Africa and must survive almost 2 weeks of Xmas mail.
Well, the fixative seemed to have drawn all the burgundy colour of the paper through the drawing and my 11 hours of soft delecate blending vanished!!! The whole drawing became a dark muddy mess…
I was so depressed, I had nightmares as to how to fix it.
I then painstakingly pretty much re-drew all of it over the original drawing. Mostly retouching the highlights, as all the lighter colours became dark.
Needless to say, this is now fixative-free and I will have to find a creative non-smudging way to mail it overseas!!
I’m super happy that I could save it.
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