Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Augustine -- Warmblood Finished

"Augustine" - 11 x 14" colored pencil on paper.
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I have finally finished this guy. I came back to him after a weekend of doing other art projects and found that all of the darks on it had completely disappeared. What? What? Where'd they go? Where lovely black should have been was nothing but a hazy blue. I quickly consulted Nicole Caulfield, the colorfix paper queen and my dear friend, and she informed me that I needed to brush off the wax that had risen to the surface and apply fixative. Well, I'd seen wax bloom before but this was like a blinkin' wax factory. However, I attacked it with a bristle brush and some fixative and sure enough it has remained the proper color. Phew!

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