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on: September 15, 2013, 08:14:56 AM
I heard someone mention an "electric eraser" the other day (not a PB-er).  As I am doing more drawing, I find the need to erase quite a bit.  Haven't quite mastered the technique of doing very light lines first, before actually drawing the final lines.

Do any of you have one?  Are they expensive and worth the price?

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Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 08:55:00 AM
I used a lot of electrical erasers in my working life for projects. They are very quick and effective. I did not try on drawing, I like my Staedler and kneaded eraser. I can control them better. Doina
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Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 09:05:58 AM
mea I have a battery eraser made by derwent, and I find it great for fine lines etc,for my drawings, I honestly wouldn't be without it, of course I still use my kneaded eraser as well.
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Reply #3 on: September 15, 2013, 09:53:26 AM
Thanks for the input, Jennylynn and Doina.

Hmmm... now I have learn about kneaded erasers, too.  I NEED one, I guess.

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Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 10:37:05 AM
Hi Mea I have an eraser the same as jennylynn and they are very good but if you just need to erase small details a kneaded rubber is excellent but you can use blue tack which is a lot cheaper and does the same job
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Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 10:55:44 AM
OK, Ray3, thanks.  I'll check out blue tack, too.  Wow, so much to learn.


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Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 11:01:21 AM
Mea, I have an electric eraser too. Mine is a Koh-I-Noor which is wonderful but I have only ever used it on graphite never thought to use it on the Prismacolor pencils.  I love mine and while I purchased it a long time ago, it was less than $20.  Patricia
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Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 11:33:36 AM
I have a Sakura, never leave home without it! If I'm doing something very tiny or that needs be very acurate, I willl run the edge on a paper or use a pencil sharpener to get a very fine point on the eraser. Fantastic for highlights in eyes or anything else!  O0


Ignore the 'Faststone' that is not to do with the eraser....still having computer whoas.  :(

I use my putty rubber for so many things I couldn't see being without it....and they last for ages and ages.
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Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 11:37:30 AM
Thanks, Val.  I'll check that one out.

I've never seen any of your mistakes, so it must work well.

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Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 11:39:42 AM
 :eyesclosed:    See, practice makes perfect.....and I get a lot of practice!  :2funny:
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Reply #10 on: September 15, 2013, 01:57:16 PM
Working in a drawing room for years let me get pretty good with erasers both hand held and electric.
A favorite saying back then was:
"never draw more in a morning than you can erase in an afternoon"
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Reply #11 on: September 15, 2013, 02:31:25 PM
 :2funny:
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Reply #12 on: September 20, 2013, 02:13:48 PM
Dear MeaHamoPena;
I use an eraser shield,  it is a 3'' X 5" thin metal plate with many different perforations, you
just lay it over the area you wish to erase and rub away while protecting the area you don't wish
get rid of.  Cost $1.49 Cnd.  very cheep and very easy to use.   It is worth a try.
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Reply #13 on: September 20, 2013, 07:04:03 PM
Thanks, May Lynn.

I like that idea.  I'll look for it.  I do have something similar made of plastic, but I never thought to use it for that purpose. 

I appreciate your sharing that information.

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Reply #14 on: September 21, 2013, 03:06:00 AM
If I didn't make mistakes ....... I wouldn't have any artwork!  :heeha:
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