Mahlsticks are a traditional art tool used by painters to support or steady the hand holding the paintbrush, without smudging the artwork they are working on. This allows artists to work on detail, or apply straight lines when painting.
The size, type of wood and price for each mahlstick varies. There is a range of mahlsticks for sale:
Refer below for further technical information.
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mahlsticks – technical information
Mahlsticks are a traditional tool used by artists to support or steady the hand holding a paintbrush, pencil or any other mark making tool while drawing, painting etc.
The mahlstick allows the hand to be steadied without smudging the artwork they are working on. It can be used to make straight lines and arcs. The use of this traditional brace allows artists to work on detail, or apply straight lines.
Fisher Wells create Mahlsticks with polished hardwood dowels and a soft leather covered ball tied with flax twine.
Sizes of the mahlsticks vary depending on the wood selected.