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Wacom eraser Nib do you really use it? Im just too lazy to flip the pen, i preffer picking the eraser inside the software, this is probably because i hated erasing on pencils, because pencils with no eraser looked really bad. 

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470 deviants said No, im just to lazy, most of the time i preffer to paint on top of the mistake to fix it.
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305 deviants said Yes i flip it because i have a soul of a drummer, my hands move all the time.

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Surreptitious-Socks Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional
I prefer to hotkey it because it's more accurate for erasing than the nib eraser.
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sacaku Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I just use the pen nib but I switch between the brush and eraser with the keyboard shortcuts. 
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pennydox Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
i set one of the side buttons on the pen to erase, so i dont have to turn the pen upside down
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scificat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
I flip the pen without even thinking about it, that is just hard wired into my brain since I started drawing with regular lead HB pencils.  Also this greatly extends the life of your pen nibs. 
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Hilton-S-Gray Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Have you tried a keypad? They're programmable mini keys that grant you quick access without much effort. To be honest you kinda get lazy once you have all the corresponding keys for a function mapped to one button but it's really effective time wise.

There's a link to one on amazon: amzn.to/1JBbdNS

A cheaper alternative would be just to map it to the buttons already available on the pen :)
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hahha im left handed.
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Hilton-S-Gray Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Logitech makes on that isn't righty exclusive bit.ly/1eO4aSK
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lenlenlen1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
For a while I didn't even know the pen could do that! LOL! But lately I've been using it more, I go back and forth.
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VonEyEzine Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one of the few things i actually like about the intuos stylus. Most hit the undo button more than erasing. Its a traditional aspect i think needs to be there, yes.
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DeiveEx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I just select the eraser inside the software too, it's so much easier/faster and it doesn't stop my workflow.
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reafu-fu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
My first Wacom with the graphite 3 and thought the eraser was the best thing ever! So I just stuck with it, also it seems like sort of a hassle to stop and select the eraser tool and whatever program you're drawing in.
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NF8th-DaniT Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
I agree with a couple remarks... I started outside of Wacom so I didn't have the eraser when I first started... Plus it's a smoother and easier transition to click the quick key for the eraser.
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AleksandraSekarM Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i just switch the brush mode to eraser mode/clear in photoshop
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OOQuant Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't do flipping pen before but i get used to it now
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Eloarei Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh shoot, I've got one of those, don't I?! XDXDXD Hahaha yeeeahhh.... I usually forget about it ^^;
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shy4 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i love flipping my pen and using eraser, but, probably two years ago, eraser in my old graphire4 pen broke and doesn't work anymore so i have to use keyboard shartcut (which was so much pain at first).
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TopoGuren Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
solamente mientras estoy haciendo el boceto, una vez empiezo a definir mas el trazo prefiero usar el borrador u otro pincel que cumpla esa mision...
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Muyenai Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I often forget that it's there to be honest, haha. I'm too used to using the eraser option in the software.
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AcidKraken Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student General Artist
I either paint over, or use the hotkey in photoshopped cs6 for eraser tool
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TheGreyNinja Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
totally use it - mostly when i'm just sketching and want to get away from the keyboard/monitor a bit (if i'm using a cintiq or cintiq companion) but if i'm using a tablet, i never do - in fact, my bamboo tablet doesn't even have an eraser on the top. so there. haha..
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JBellio Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
FLIP IT! Your pen nibs will last longer :D
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DMR-ELK Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
esta es la primer pluma que tengo con el borrador en el extremo opuesto pero nunca lo uso lol estoy mucho más acostumbrado a los hotkeys, eso y además en tradicional jamás uso lápiz y mucho menos las gomas de los lápices porque son horribles jajajajaja
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Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
when i had one with one i used it ^^ sometimes by mistake i flip my pen but it doesnt work, thats how im used to that xD
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POND-O Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
you should have a sometimes. lol.... Cintiq i use it, but on an intuos i just use quick keys. 
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icekatze Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
hi hi

Hotkeys.  They're the best. :)
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T-Spencil Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
I always use it!
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Stygma Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually flip it, unless I need to erase very precisely. Then I use the pen tip.
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xenocracy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I actually never used it, it takes as much time to flip the pen as picking the eraser in software so I simply changed the double click button on the pen to the eraser shortcut its a lot faster and easier for my workflow like this
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ragecndy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
En paint tool sai puedes volver el pincel que estas usando transparente (osea que borra) entonces mas bien uso ese, en photoshop igual se puede pero no he encontrado como programar el atajo en los botones de la pluma asi que mejor pinto encima del error orz
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Tiiria Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015   Digital Artist
I never flip it over any more. I used to back when I started with digital, but now it causes more harm than good. If I flip it, sometimes I forget to flip it back and start erasing more instead of drawing. Or sometimes I then set the eraser to brush. It just feels physically better to use the pen side anyway, and I'm trying to get used to painting over things instead of erasing. Lately I've been treating it like the sketch is drawn with pencil and everything else is paint. You can't erase paint. :U
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popoMuk Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no because it takes longer then, and i am slow enough at my drawing anyways.
it's also harder because the rubber tip surface is round and large so it's not that easy to be precise with detail.
it also feels very unnatural. Unlike a normal rubber on paper, the pen rubber glides too easily across the tablet surface.

however if i am multi-tasking and don't want to use laptop touchpad, i use the rubber end of the pen as a mouse. i like the noise it makes when clicking xD
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Renmiou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
I'm surprised so many people don't use the eraser! I've always seen people complain when the pen on a tablet doesn't have an eraser, so I assumed most people wanted them.

I am a bit of a mix: I tend to just flick the pen and erase (and I have the instinct to do it even when I know the stylus I'm using doesn't have an eraser) because I've always had styli with erasers and I find it less strenuous than going to look for the tool in the program, selecting it and then using it. In Photoshop, though, I often select the eraser because I haven't found an easy way to change the size of it while I'm using it (unlike in Sai and Mangastudio).

After I got a Cintiq I got in the habit of putting all the tools on the right side of the screen because I'm right-handed. To be honest, I should have thought about it sooner! 
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Dejaguar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015   Digital Artist
I use the eraser because it fees natural to me, similar to drawing on paper.

I also like having commonly used shortcuts mapped to every button my stylus and tablet can take. It's part of the reason why I love the Intuos Pro's 8 programmable buttons.
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EnvisArts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
The E-key it is~ :D Melo on the other hand uses the pen flipping, since she's mostly drawing on paper.
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MarieFriedrich Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Artist
I don't use because I don't need it. I'd rather pick an eraser tool than flipping a pen and use the nib which reminds me of tablet pens nibs a-la finger tips - thick and clumsy
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insane-ukulele Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
...I broke my pen 2 years ago and eraser nib was the only one working. Thank goodness only some software refused to switch that nib's tool to something other than eraser. :lol:
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haemith Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use the nib part, not the eraser part lol
I dunno, working with the not pointy part was always too awkward for me and it just didn't feel right. I never flip my pen though, I just use keyboard shortcuts~
One hand holding the pen, and the other on the keyboard xD
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Yuki-Namida Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I flipped my tablet pen back when the eraser tip was still working, yeah xD
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NearoC Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Yeah I use it, mostly because switching to eraser is even bigger of a pain without room for a keyboard to plug in. Plus I'm not cool enough to paint over things. 
Honestly though, I never used erasers at all back before tablet draws.
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Hntpo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I paint quickly over my mistakes or switch to the eraser but I never actually use it
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AdriennEcsedi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't flip it, that is not convenient for me in my workflow. I like to use the undo or switch to the ereaser tool in the software itself. If I paint then most of the time I just use overpaint instead.
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Marcianek Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
It's here, so why not, I guess. It saves the pen tip. But since this eraser tip is pretty loose and much less accurate than the pen tip, I switch between using the eraser tip and picking the eraser in my software and erasing with the pen tip a lot. Depends how accurate i must be with my eraser.
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Shimmer5O Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I flip the pen, in my idea it goes alot quicker that way, you just quickly erase the line or something and go back to drawing without having
to select a different tool first
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Owl-Robot Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oddly I flip my pen cause I'm too lazy to have to select the tool in software.
I feel like my drawing flows better with the ability to just flip and erase a bit of mistake and then flip back to drawing. Maybe it's just old habits from drawing with an actual pencil years before going digital. *shrug*
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Komikino Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use both! LOL!
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fedde Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
I probably use all, shorcuts, icons, flipping but probably most paint over the mistakes.
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DreamerOfExistence Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
I don't use it at all. Not because I'm lazy, I just don't want to use it.
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XSnowRoyale Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I feel that keyboard shortcuts are easier and more efficient for me, lol.
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L3Moon-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
I use ctrl+ z or click on the eraser. I never use the end tip ^^;
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raizuyukimura Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I flip it like a drummer running in butter all in the summer
Sorry just felt like rhymingLuffy Anime Emoji (Wondering) [V5] 
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