Fixating your drawing with diluted gesso
I hope you have enjoyed my free lesson ‘Her Journey’. In this lesson my drawing was already in place. I started filming after I sketched the portrait. So I never showed you how I fixate my drawing.
I sketch my portraits using a water-soluble graphite pencil. When this gets wet or in touch with the paint, it will smudge or get mixed in with the paint.
Although sometimes, this is something you might want, it is not what I like to do. So that’s why I use my diluted gesso. My drawing will stay into place, I will know exactly where the features go.
I do like to use the water-soluble graphite pencil though, because it will make some beautiful marks when I fix it with the gesso,
Because I didn’t show you in the lesson, I made a little video so yo can see how I do this.
Enjoy watching, and if you have any questions, please let me know.