Care & Handling of Drawings
Dennis Lee Brown
Vivid & Diversified
Proper Care and Handling of Fine Art Drawings on Paper
The drawing is 100% hand-drawn and heavily worked in charcoal and graphite built-up layers to accomplish the effects of the finished piece. The Art has several coats of workable fixative spray during the drawing phase and with several sprayings of clear matt final fixative for protection of the master. Because it is charcoal & graphite, the picture will still be prone to smearing and without the ease of moving around, the paper may tear or suffer damage and must be handled with great care until framed.
This finalized drawing of layers of charcoal & graphite stands fixed to specialized artists’ paper (acid-free smooth Bristol) is the original work of art. Drawings especially charcoal and graphite mediums on paper generally refer to flat (as opposed to bound) paper materials, including, drawings, prints, and posters, taking care when handling any drawing collection item is one of the more effective, cost-efficient, and easily achieved preservation measures.