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How to make a Blending Stump. Pencil drawing; lesson two

Jarmo Tikka, Teacher, Designer, Carpenter, Artist

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5 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

    • Benefits and Instructions

    • Sanding

    • Drawing exercise

    • Feedback and Project work


About This Class

On this video you will learn how to make a blending stump needed for creating pencil drawings with blending technique. Follow my step-by-step instructions and learn whole process of making a blending stump from scratch to finish. You will benefit a lot from the skill to make your own blending stumps while learning how to make realistic pencil drawings! At the end of the class I will show you how to use blending stump as a drawing instrument.

Please see my earlier teaching about how to draw by using Hatching technique from here:

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At my next teaching lesson I will show you how to use the blending stump for accomplishing a real drawing project.

Welcome on board!

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Jarmo, thank you for reminding me that blending stumps and tortillons can be made by hand! Your techniques were quite thoroughly explained and easy to understand.
Sadelle Wiltshire

Contemplative Drawing, Mixed-Media, Fiber Art

I had no idea i could make my blending stumps myself! This is a very useful class for any traditional artist out there!
Margarita Bourkova

artist | dreamer | infp





Jarmo Tikka

Teacher, Designer, Carpenter, Artist

I like to do things by hands, whether it comes to work or hobby. I have always been naturally gifted in drawing and painting. Besides my studies at the areas of handcraft and design I have learned many things through self study. My work as a teacher of carpentry has taught me many things from woodwork.

I am a creative person and love to make new things and designs. Items that has got an idea and are beautiful are close to my heart. I like to spend free time at nature with my self-made ...

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