Originally Posted by Corporal
Very nice work! **hugs**
Do you seal your pastels (with a spray)?
Eek don't spray them!!!!!!!!! Spraying the final layer of pastel will make them go really dull after a short period of time, and often because of how the pigments in pastel are bound, the spray will encourage the particles to clump together.
I learnt the hard way when I tried spraying a commission that I'd spent about 15 hours on. Went in the next day to package it ready for overseas postage, and it was a wreck. I had to try and do the whole thing again. You can spray the base layers - if you're like me and do about 10 layers of colour to create a base, then add the finer details as the top layer, you can spray the bottom layers to stablise the piece, but never never never use it on your final layer