These are a few of my favorite things…

EDM 222 Draw drawing instrumentEDM #222 Draw your favorite drawing instrument

Graphite on Sketch paper

     This is a drawing of my electric eraser, clutch pencil, drafting brush,  kneaded ereaser and a Q-tip.    The drafting brush was the most fun to draw.  I think it was because of the bristles.    The Q-tip was a little lonesome on the big  piece of paper so I added a few of my other favorites. I have stumps and tortillions aplenty, but q-tips  are my very  favorite drawing instrument.  They are very soft and don’t wreck havoc on the tooth of my paper.    I think stumps and tortillions work really well with paper that has a deep tooth, but on smoother paper I like the light blending touch of a Q-tip to make up for my heavy hand.   I have used Q-tips in spite of my (ex) art teacher’s ridicule and will keep on using them…

This was a hard exercise for me because I love art supplies.  I just don’t know how to use all of them yet.



5 thoughts on “These are a few of my favorite things…

  1. You’re absolutely right! I never thought of using Q-tip as the color blender(I think that’s what it’s for here right?) But I am going to try it in one of these days. I am not saying that it’s the perfect substitute for a typical color blender, but definitely a good alternative, and most importantly you could get them ANYWHERE 🙂
    Love the drawing!

  2. I’ve never tried using a Q tip for blending – I’ll have to try that! I got an electric eraser recently too and it’s so useful.

  3. Very nice drawing! I like the composition. And I’ll have to remember the q-tip suggestion. Probably easier than my usual paper towel for smudging 🙂

  4. I like how you captured the different textures from the wood grain in the drafting brush, the fluffiness of the Q tip to the crumble of your needed eraser. Very nice.

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