Conte Paper Stump 7.5mm


A paper stump is a cylindrical drawing tool, usually made of soft paper that is tightly wound into a stick and sanded to a point at both ends. It is used by artists to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, pencil and other drawing media. By its use, gradations and half tones can be produced.

While similar effects can be produced by smudging with one’s fingers, this deposits oil from the skin onto the drawing surface, making the surface less receptive to the charcoal or other drawing medium.