This stylus is designed to be lightweight to minimize hand fatigue with a non-slip grip for control and prolonged use. The 2 headed design accommodates both ends with Nibs. This allows the option of using the tool as you illustrate different patterns, creating the illusion of dimension.
- Included with the stylus are:
(5) #11 Blades – You can use the sharp edge down to create very fine lines. When you turn it over the lines can be bolder and the blade is more controllable. I use the point for the finest detail. For instance, highlights in the eye, to create the pebble finish on an animal nose or eyelashes.
(10) 8 -Wire Nibs – Great for defining areas as you start. Depending on your style and subject, the spread on the 8 wire will allow you to create mid-tone areas.
(10) 15 Wire Nibs – One of my favorites. These nibs are the ones I use in all of my works. Use them lightly to create the illusion of underfur. This creates the appearance of dimension or depth.
They are used to lighten or soften contrasting areas. If you decided to add color, it is a great way to open up areas to inks, pastels, marker, or even colored pencils (I recommend Derwent), to be absorbed by the clay.
What does your Hopman Tool® Engraving Stylus include? [Video 1:42 min]
Using the Hopman Tools Stylus with Different Nibs. [Video 3:12 min]