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GalaxyGirl 04-22-2007 10:50 PM

Artists or peoples advice on kraylon?
So I just started using kraylon today for my charcoal drawings. First off, how many coats do you recommend? I used 1, it still smudged so I did another coat and it seems to be a bit better. Also what do you recommend for protective clothing? I dont want it to get all over me and me reek or taste of it because I have birds and my trainers horse & zonkey like to grab my sleeves and hold on. I was going to use a bandana so I dont inhale it so much, and eye protection because it killed my eyes. Any other advice? Sorry for posting here, but noone on DeviantArt is being useful and I figured there may be a *few* artists or people with experience on here.

misplacedsooner 04-23-2007 01:06 AM

what is the purpose of kraylon with charcoal drawings? Im not an artist but both my sons are. the youngest is phenominal and has gotten pretty hard into charcoal lately. is it so it doesnt smudge up? ive noticed when he puts them in his portolio its kinda messy. any advice is welcome as maybe dad can shock him with some new info :D also what are some sites that you like? he s mainly pencil and charcoal but wanting to expand into paints.
thanks, Mike C.

daisycutter 04-23-2007 04:09 PM

hairspray works better on charcoal/pastel drawings than ANY of the brand types

GalaxyGirl 04-23-2007 10:54 PM

Oh, thank you Daisy! I will remember that, Kraylon is $10 :x

Mike--I use it so the charcoal wont smudge, I hate when my artwork smudges and I have to redo it! I use and I have heard of but no experience with it =) If he wants to challenge himself, which I will be doing, is the place.

misplacedsooner 04-24-2007 12:49 AM

cool thanks galaxygirl, I will pass along the info to him, I think he will like that challenge. he will be going to a place called quartz mountain this summer to study under some professional artists ( I think your all pros) or should I say acclaimed artists. this will be his first real exposure, we are all excited and Im so proud.
Mike C.

daisycutter 04-24-2007 06:40 AM

firm hold hairspray works the best even on natral charcoal nothing worse than creating something only to have it "migrate"

Falina 04-24-2007 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by daisycutter
hairspray works better on charcoal/pastel drawings than ANY of the brand types

I second that!

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