Continue Burnishing And Fill In The Background

To create a shiny, finished look, continue burnishing the colors so they build to completely cover the paper. You do not want to see any of the paper's texture coming through. Use White to burnish the highlight areas, then add a bit of the Imperial Violet to the highlights. Continue burnishing with White to blend them together.

Fill in the background with Black using firm pressure and many layers. When you are completely finished, spray the piece with a fixative to keep the drawing from appearing hazy. This is necessary because of the heavy build-up of Black in the background. Without the fixative, the wax from this layer of pencil will rise to the top of the paper, causing a cloudy, dull look.

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