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How to Become a Comic Strip, Comic Book and Graphic Novel Artist
Tools of the Trade
3. Blending Stump - (aka blending stick and paper stump) Solid double-ended pointed blending stumps made of soft gray paper felt. Available in various sizes. When the point wears down or needs cleaning, just peel the top layers to reveal a smooth new point. Also easy to sharpen with a sanding block or emery board. Good for blending large areas of pencil art.
4. Tortillon - Shorter than a stump, pointed at one end only and is hollow. It is thinner and good to blend fine detail areas of pencil art. Made of soft paper and rolled. You can try to roll your own and any paper will do.
5. Cotton Swabs - Works well for smoothing pencil drawings and applying large areas of black ink quickly.
6. Square of toilet tissue - Good for blending pencil art and inexpensive. Roll it up tight and fold in half.
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