tortillon


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

tortillon

(ˌtɔːtiːˈɒn; -ˈəʊn; French tɔrtijɔ̃)
n
(Art Terms) another word for stump5
[from French: something twisted, from Old French tortiller to twist]
References in periodicals archive ?
Use your index finger to create a uniform tone and use a tortillon (a paper-fiber blending stump) to add the effect of limb darkening.
Students were shown how to use a tortillon to blend from dark to light, and how to use each pencil with varying pressure to create a scale of value, and transition from dark to light.
I remind them of things like light source, shading, chiaroscuro, and blending techniques using the tortillon.