Blending Stick

How to use it. How to make one.


What it this tool?

A blending stick is a stick made out of rolled paper. It is used in order to smudge the graphite on the paper to get a smoother effect.  

The blending stick is, for example, perfect for drawing eyes because you can instantly create a more realistic version of the eye due to the smooth surface without any visible lines of the pencil.

In the video I am going to show you step by step how to create your own blending stick.  

 As a bonus, you'll be able to instantly apply your new tool: we are going to draw a cat's eye together and a part of its fur, which is wonderfully to draw with a blending stick.

Can I make one by myself?

yessss, you can. And you won't need a lot of material for it!

Here's the Free DIY Blending Stick Video for you:  

You want to try out your new blending stick?

A blending stick is a wonderful tool for creating a smooth surface. A wonderful way to draw eyes or a fluffy fur. In this Skillshare class I am showing you how to create your own blending stick. You won't need a lot of material for it! 

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About the Author

Hallo, I'm an award-winning illustrator and drawing tutor from Austria. After great experiences in the Marketing and Database sector, I finally realised that I simply need to follow my enthusiasm and fascination for drawing and illustrating.  

What fascinates me most, is this way to communicate without using any words. So expressive, so global. And this leads me to my second fascination about drawing: the exchange with others, with you! In my drawing courses I simply love to see the enormous developments of each participant - initiated by exchange and practice. That's what I like to do here, too. 

The idea for this blog comes from the bottom of my heart: to get you close to drawing and to show you that you too can draw #drawinggang  It's all about learning to feel the drawing!

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