|My cane hooked over the drawing board, on the easel||.|
|Anybody guess what this tip is/was?|
I use the cane for small areas, and the tracing paper when I need to just leave it a while, as in the portrait I was working on--it was going to take a while to complete the man's face. But in this small landscape, I just wanted to add some highlights, so the cane was quick and simple.
It'd be more fun to have a cane from a loved one, but since I didn't, I imagine this was from a sweet old grandfatherly type. I know, kinda odd, but its my little world and if I want a happy cane, so be it! haha!
For keeping myself cleaner, I usually wear an apron, and keep baby wipes or damp rag nearby for wiping fingers. I do not like having my pastels dirty, it makes choosing more difficult as I cannot see the real color. I don't much like gloves, but occasionally wear finger cots. Other than these things, I just don't worry about it!