In part one artist Roxana Manouchehri demonstrate how to make a blending stump at home. This tool used with pencil, soft pastels or charcoal allows you to gradate your drawing, add shading and texture.
Following how to create a homemade blending stump, join Roxana Manouchehri in July and discover the use of the tool for drawing with Conté, a medium composed of powdered charcoal or graphite mixed with wax. This video demonstrates the use of drawing sticks, the effects of shading and textual grading with a blending stump.
Warning: all sharp tools are to be used by adults only.
Past drawing activities are available now on our Learning page.
Part 2 will be available from 26 July.