Storing Artwork

It is important that you protect your work from extreme light, heat and moisture. Direct sunlight will cause your drawings to fade prematurely, while dampness and humidity will create mildew. Excessively dry conditions can also be harmful so avoid placing finished work and paper materials by heaters, radiators and other elements. Paper should be stored flat in a dry area, wrapped in clean paper to protect it from light, dust and other elements. Do not store them with corrugated cardboard or clear tape as both will discolour and damage your work within a very short period of time. If transporting work, place in a sketch book or portfolio case. Otherwise, be sure to separate pieces with bubble wrap to keep drawings from leaning flat against each other.

Other pages of interest

Sketch pad paper types
Chalk, charcoal and conte crayons
Eraser and other techniques
How to store artwork
The fundamentals of drawing