How to Prevent Smudging Your Work

by Tracey

The best way not to smudge your work is to not lean on it or you can just do the outline of your drawing lightly before going thick or your work will definitely smudge.


Well, that's the only way I know because I'm 10 years old and I'm a learner,

(Thanks Tracey -it's a great tip and in fact I'm always telling students to sketch things lightly first for exactly the reason you've given - Bob.)

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protecting the drawing
by: jeff

I use a jersey glove and cut off the index,middle,and thumb so as to be able to hold the pencil, while drawing. because the rest of my hand is covered I can gently move my hand around without leaving oils on the paper.

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:D
by: Anonymous

10? you're genious :)

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smudge proof your work
by: Anonymous

Always have tracing paper available to cover the part you're not working on or learn to work off of an easel, which I wish I had learned to do in the beginning! Now I find it awkward to work on an easel, but I'm not giving up as practice makes perfect, right? Right!! Thanks. Me

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