Today, I have a brief, but information-packed blog post about none other than ERASERS!
Because erasers are, in my opinion, just as important as brush pens, pencils, pens, brushes, and paper. Erasers are such an important part of the initial sketching process, and one other thing: not all erasers are created equal. There are different kinds of erasers made for different types of erasing. In this post, I'll show you my four favorite erasers, what I use them for, and why you might want to pick them up for yourself!
Ok, so this is my favorite eraser because it is the handiest little guy I've ever used. The sand eraser, as you can see in the photo above (on the pink background), is gritty in texture. That's because it's an eraser equivalent to a sand paper. You might not think you need this eraser, but I assure you, YOU REALLY DO. Because it lightly sands down the paper when you use it, it can get rid of marks made by other substances than just graphite. I use this most on my gold foil prints, for erasing stray bits of gold foil that appear on the paper where they aren't supposed to. It gets those bits off like MAGIC, and it can also remove smudges made by inky fingers, a stray pen mark, dirt, or any other little (reasonable) mark you've accidentally made on your paper.
This is your standard plastic eraser; except this one is a higher quality than one you'd find in Wal-Mart or the average craft aisle. These erasers are small, and perfect for carrying in my 'little bag of pens and pencils' that I take with me on road trips. It is a standard eraser, at a STEAL of a price, but it does the job way better than the regular pink erasers I used when I first began lettering.
3. The Mono Eraser (Plastic, Jumbo)
This eraser is a jumbo version of eraser #2! So, it's super high-quality, but it's large and in charge, and I use it on my large-scale lettering pieces. So, need I say more? I think we can all commiserate about how annoying it is to erase huge sketches with a teeny-tiny eraser.
Alright, alright, so I know I said the Sand eraser is my favorite, but THIS eraser could easily steal the title! You can use this eraser just like a pen, which is AMAZING! And look at this petite little eraser:
This eraser is perfection for erasing delicate areas of a sketch or pencil drawing. Need I say more? We all need that?