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Re: Blending values


Date: Mon Sep 09 2002 - 21:37:49 PDT

I don't feel that blending with tools that are made for that effect is
cheating. If you are looking to achieve an effect of continual tonal changes
from dark to light, the last few tones are very hard to create by using just
a pencil tip. I also feel that the use of different harnesses and softness
of lead is a good way to draw and is to not be forsaken. However, the
tortillon can be used softly and with car to achieve a light and soft tone
that spreads out this tonal range even farther. You can use any tool in an
ugly manner and thereby not achieve it's true function. But I strongly
disagree that it is called cheating, to use smudge tools that are created for
this purpose.

It is fine to choose not to use them but "cheating"? That is a bit strong.

Ken Schwab