Fixatives contain solvents and when sprayed are easily inhaled. Make sure to avoid any fixative containing hexane, as it can cause serious nerve damage. When using fixative, you should always be outdoors, or in a well-ventilated area. Also try to limit the need to use fixative.
Protect your Health and your Artwork
Did you know Van Gogh used milk as a fixative? This company manufactures a fixative using a form of milk casein as their fixing agent and with no toxic solvents.
Using Skim Milk as a Drawing Fixative
An explanation of and background information on the possibility of using skim milk as a fixative. Learn how to use it and also find some example tests on the milk’s ability as a fixative.