Questions tagged [erasers]

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How to erase visible pencil marks on wood that has been painted over with acrylic paint?

I'm painting acrylic on smooth-sanded birch plywood, painting along over some pencil marks I made as guidelines. Some pencil marks are now painted over with yellow acrylic and the pencil marks still ...
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Which pencil is easier to erase: 2B or HB?

I'm buying new pencils (all of the paint has flaked off of them so I don't know if they are 2B or HB), and I'm wondering which pencil lines are easier to erase. I googled it but all of the answers ...
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Are all plastic erasers not recommended or harmful for non-smooth papers like a casual sketchbook?

I read an answer here which says: If you are doing technical drawings on a smooth, heavyweight paper, or paper with a "shiny" surface due to size, plastic erasers will be the way to go most ...
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What are the basic differences between vinyl, normal (less expensive), and plastic erasers? [duplicate]

I was simply searching for erasers for artists online, and I got overwhelmed after finding out that there are so many types of erasers. So I watched some videos about different types of erasers which ...
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Caring for Kneaded Erasers

How does one keep a kneaded eraser "healthy"? They say things like "don't let it lay on the carpet," what else do I have to do? Is there proper way to store it and how long will a ...
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Is there any eraser that can erase charcoal?

Is there any eraser that can erase charcoal? I've been trying 3 different brands of kneaded erasers (Faber-Castell, Prismacolor, and an unknown brand) and nothing has happened.
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Why would using an eraser holder be better than using a normal rectangle eraser?

I saw this today: It's a Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser Refillable Holder. Well, if you tell me that it can be used to clean corners, yes initially it would but soon its edges would become round like ...
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What are foam erasers?

I just now saw Sakura Foam erasers. They are rated higher than Staedtler Mars Plastic erasers. How are they different than plastic erasers? Do they actually contain foam? Do they perform better than ...
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How to clean a plastic eraser?

If I rub it in sandpaper then it's sharp edges will become round in my opinion. Cutting the eraser means wasting the eraser. Can plastic erasers be cleaned by soap or any such thing by which I can ...
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Does the colour of the eraser matter?

Today I saw that erasers can also be of black colour. Would the colour matter in terms of better cleaning/erasing? Can a black eraser perform better that a white one? According to this article, ...
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Plastic eraser vs Rubber eraser

This is a plastic eraser and this is a rubber eraser. What are the differences between the two and which one should be preferred for which kind of drawing? Why is there such a huge price difference ...
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How to keep scratch art paper clean and free of pencil and eraser marks?

I was introduced to scratch-art in high school and have loved it ever since. The problem I repeatedly encounter is in keeping the surface of the paper unmarked where I want it to remain black. I have ...
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What is the way to clean a kneaded eraser?

I can see black patches on my kneaded eraser. What is the right way to clean the kneaded eraser so that it doesn't leave any marks on the paper?
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What eraser can I use with wax core coloured pencils

I have a paper box of Prismacolor coloured pencils. I avoid using them since I think my drawing doesn't deserve them. The odd time I do use them and make mistakes I have a hard time erasing them. ...
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What are the different kinds of erasers used in graphite drawing?

When you are drawing you inevitably make mistakes. Erasing therefore is a large part of drawing. Not just for mistakes either. They can aid in shading and detail work, like hair, and other fine ...
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