tortillon

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tortillon

(ˌtɔːtiːˈɒn; -ˈəʊn; French tɔrtijɔ̃)
n
(Art Terms) another word for stump5
[from French: something twisted, from Old French tortiller to twist]
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You can use your finger to blend adjacent light and dark areas, or use a tightly rolled stick of paper called a blending stump.
Using a blending stump dipped in graphite powder to elucidate the effect, Teale has an extraordinarily light touch in tonal transitions.
After completing the pencil drawings, students began shading using black-and-white charcoal pencils, a kneaded eraser, and sparing use of a blending stump.
But for very fine detail the blending stump reigns supreme.
The details from each were copied onto the painted disks using a dark gray pastel pencil and an artist's blending stump.
Tapping the paintbrush icon reveals the tools you can select to use: oil paint, colored pencil, crayon, oil pastel, mechanical pencil, broad marker, fine marker, eraser, sponge, paper towel, water, blending stump, and tortillion.
Each kit contains a soft pencil, vinyl eraser, metal pencil sharpener and a blending stump.
The students sketched one small pipe and shaded it using a pencil and blending stump.
We begin to experiment with the blending stump and the use of ebony pencils for very dark shadow areas.
All of these initial drawings are done on white drawing paper using graphite and blending stumps.
There's also two blending stumps, a sandpaper block, sharpener, eraser and an A5 sketch pad.
CHARCOAL IS A WONDERFUL TOOL for going big and bold in an artwork, so we also discuss the freedom of not worrying about the fine details in the beginning, these will come in later with the use of gummy erasers, eraser pencils, white charcoal and blending stumps.