Kneaded erasers are made of a soft, flexible material that can be molded and shaped as needed to pick up pencil pigment from the paper. They are a great choice for any artist because of their versatility and malleability.
Kneaded erasers are also great for lifting highlights from colored pencil drawing. They can erase and highlight fine details, blend and smooth edges, and even capture graphite and charcoal.
The best kneaded erasers are those made of high-quality materials that are built to last. Look for erasers that are made of flexible rubber that is easy to shape and firm enough to erase effectively without smudging or smudging.
Electric erasers are an increasingly popular choice for erasing colored pencils. They have a small motor that spins the eraser at high speeds, making it extremely effective at quickly erasing large areas of color. Electric erasers are capable of making corrections to large drawings, as well as smaller work areas. It can be battery operated or rechargeable.
Tips for using erasers
Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your eraser:
Use a gentle, light touch. Too much pressure may tear the eraser or smear the surface of the paper. Instead, use light, gentle strokes.
Always wipe in one direction. Wiping in multiple directions can create streaks and make the mark difficult to remove.
Make sure the eraser is clean before using it. Dirty erasers can leave smudges and streaks on the paper. Before you begin erasing, make sure the eraser is clean and free of dirt, dust, or other debris. Cleaning will help ensure that the eraser removes the graphite or ink without leaving a residue.
Try different types of erasers. There are many types of erasers available, as we explain in this blog post. Different erasers are designed for different uses, so trying them out will help you find the right ones for you.