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  • Someone left me a perfectly nice outline of an elephant in my Round 3 Moleskine, I assume as a collaboration, and I messed it up BIG TIME. I'd never used oil pastels to speak of, so this was my first attempt, and I didn't really know what I was doing.

    My husband said it looked like a grub. I was calling it a pigephant. I decided the back legs were too far back. (That was something I did!) I kept fiddling with it and finally had this:
  • I decided his trunk was too short. (?) I made it longer. I moved the tusks (but couldn't quite hide where the old one was.) I also moved the eye.
  • So here is the maybe final version, in my round 3 book, a collaboration. I didn't put it on the scanner for fear the messy stuff would ruin the scanner. It may still need more work. Can anyone tell me how to preserve it when I finish? Can I spray it with fixative? Will fixative stick? Do oil pastels ruin the paper?
  • I worry that if I were a "real artist," I would know the answers to these questions.
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