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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Park

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Erasers

Most people have the idea that erasers are used only for boo-boos. Make a mark, erase it. Make another mark, erase again. Erasers are far more useful than that. They can lighten areas, create textures and add a variety of different effects to your drawing.

Unlike pencils, erasers are not lined up and clearly labeled for the shopper’s convenience, so you’ll need to investigate your options before making a purchase. There is a wide selection of erasers available, each varying in hardness (or firmness) and messiness (how much eraser residue is left behind). The upside, though, is that with so many options you’re guaranteed to find an eraser that suits your needs.

Types of Erasers

Pink Pearl is a common eraser with attitude. It gets ...

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