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After sketching out on canvas is there a thorough and effective way of erasing pencil marks/ or fixing pencil marks so that the lead does not interfere/smudge when painting?
After sketching out on canvas is there a thorough and effective way of erasing pencil marks/ or fixing pencil marks so that the lead does not interfere/smudge when painting?

Painting over sketch marks

Updated over a week ago

Graphite is slippery and can act as a resist to paint. Using a spray fixative will prevent smudging and allow the paint to cover the graphite. Erasers often leave a residue that can interfere with painting, so it is better to sketch very lightly or in water-soluble or coloured pencils and avoid erasing. Some artists also sketch in charcoal and use fixative.

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