I just finished illustrations for a new book. The last step is taking all the illustrations out to the back yard to see if any birds want to poop on them. Actually, I was spraying fixative before packing them up, but it was nerve-wracking to see five months of work exposed to the elements!

Spraying fixative on 30 illustrations for a new book. I actually don't understand the concept of "workable fixative." If it's workable, can it really be protecting the art?