Nov 21, 2010

Diamond - All Done and Ready to Run

Yes, I must admit she really came together well once I got my cloth and tortillon working. I was very pleased with how well she worked out. She is now on her way to her new home.

I have had several people ask about some of my blending tools. I use the standard tortillons of various sizes but my favourite tool is a 'color shaper'. It is great for blending in very tiny places, doing that little fluff of hair off the side, etc. It has a foam type tip that you can use to burnish the graphite and you can draw with it once it has picked up a bit of graphite. It fits beautifully in your hand and is great fun to work with. Shapers can be found in the paint section of most art supply stores as they are used to move oil and acrylic paint around. There are several tip shapes and sizes. I find the point and the chisel are the best shape and I get size 0. They are relatively inexpensive, approx.$8-10 but well worth it.


Dors said...

Lovely work Wendy. You have picked up a lot of detail around the mouth area too. great job.
Oh the shapers are so great, I use mine all the time. If I want a really smooth BG of graphite, I also use the chamios which is great for blending. another tip I use is the Tuff stuff pencil eraser and cut the eraser to a chizel edge.

Great job Wendy.

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Dors, thanks for you kind comments