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I can see black patches on it. That is a part of normal use. Those black marks are graphite, charcoal and etc. that the eraser picked up from your working surface. That is the eraser doing its job as intended. What you are supposed to do is fold / knead away those "dirty" parts back into the eraser so that non-black (the erasers original colour) parts are ...


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Lifting something like the Prismacolor line with a hand-held eraser is going to require a lot of elbow grease. So, when the need arises, either for a misplaced line or trying to get an effect, then the best answer is an electric eraser. There are a few options out there, Sakura makes one that is quite popular and I have the Derwent model. Are they perfect? ...


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While there are different manufacturers and styles there is finite number of basic modern erasers. Pencil End or Rubber This is a commonly found eraser outside the drawing community. Usually pink in colour and rough in texture (due to the abrasive). This is the same eraser type that would be found on pencils with erasers. These remove graphite by ...


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I'd suggest to draw your sketch on a different sheet of paper, something rather thin and inexpensive. Then you can use carbon paper to transfer your drawing to the scratchboard paper. Carbon paper is paper with a layer of carbon, this side is placed on top of the scratch board, the carbon side facing down. Now, lay your sketch on top of that. Trace the ...


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I have not done any sort of serious scratch-board art, but here are some suggestions, to answer your two part question: Use black colored pencil instead of regular pencil.— it isn't as reflective as regular pencil, so you will just barely be able to see it while you're working. Paint over the nicks/stray pencil marks— If you paint over the scratches and ...


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I just tried washing one under a running tap of warm water and lots dishwashing liquid. (I kneaded the rubber while I washed it.) Mine was dark because I used it to pick up charcoal. Oddly enough it seemed to work with a small cube of rubber (5mm or 1/5"). One drawback is the consistency of the rubber became softer, so it was a little less grippy on the ...


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