Fixatives & Sprays
Fixatives can be very helpful for working in pastels and charcoal. Workable fixatives are used during the drawing process when the paper surface gets saturated with pigment and can no longer pick up any more. A workable fixative will layer the surface and create a grained clear layer on top of the surface allowing you to resume drawing. A finishing or final fixative is used to prevent smudges and create a protective, fade-resistant clear coat on the surface of the finished artwork.