Thursday, December 9, 2010

This is a useful video albeit it might seem a bit simple in concept, sharpening a art school, a pencil is a mark making tool, and the blade, or the tip, has to be crafted in a way to make it a useful mark making tool. We have a way we sharpen them to create a much larger area to mark with. This video covers the basics of how to craft your pencil to make it an efficient mark making implement. See you at the drawing board!


  1. Finally! I must have destroyed tons of pencils trying to get the tip right.
    Thank you very, very much.

  2. Ron,

    I almost went through all art instructions you are giving in Internet.I inspired a lot by reilly method,which is given in portrait lessons in Gnomon workshop and imagine FX.. Actually improving a lot by those methods in life drawing session. May be one day, I'll come to your studio and take a snap with you. Is there any books you can suggest for learning Frank Reilly method in depth...

    Dinesh S