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Traditional Art Question: Does it matter what kind of eraser you use? 

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10 deviants said Yes Comments!
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5 deviants said No

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:iconmariaenzianiakober:
MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018   General Artist
I tend to use white erasers - red erasers for instance leave some red trace. Also, I use rather soft white erasers - the non-soft somewhat don't work the way I want to.
And - there is some eraser that can be kneaded - it does not erase as strong as a regular eraser, and I use it quite often.
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:iconladyseshiiria:
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never noticed pink marking from new high quality pink erasers. Its usually the old ones on the shitty pencils they give you at school. I've never had a kneaded eraser, whats that like? Its is kneadable of is it the texture?
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:iconmariaenzianiakober:
MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018   General Artist
Well - I think I never had a high-quality pink eraser ^^. Only the "standard-cheap" ones.

You can really knead it, a bit like polymer clay and those things. Actually - it's one of the most-used erasers for me ^^. I can erase very small parts (by forming it very thin), or large areas by taking the whole eraser. And what I really like about it - it doesn't erase everything. It's like - you have a pencil sketch. And some parts of it are "too strong". You lightly go over that with your kneaded eraser once or twice - and the lines are lighter. Or you can make some detail-highlights into graphite pencil-drawings (colored pencils don't work that well - but in my experience that also appies to regular erasers).
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:iconladyseshiiria:
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh so like lifting pencil out instead. Thats kool!
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:iconmariaenzianiakober:
MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018   General Artist
What is "lifting out pencil"? Do you have some example (or how-to link) for that?
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:iconladyseshiiria:
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Like pushing the eraser into the paper but not rubbing and then pulling off the paper and it is lighter. Lifting out the graphite slowly. So like dabbing.
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:iconsealweal11:
sealweal11 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, because some rubbers are crappy and don't even rub your drawing out. I rather have eraser they rub out as much as I can without becoming smudged like some have done :| 
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:iconladyseshiiria:
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Try the Pink Pearls they are nice, if you get them really fresh and not old, they never mark or tear paper because they are very flexible yet strong and can even be gentle.
I have a white as well. I haven't noticed a difference between the two though.
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:iconsealweal11:
sealweal11 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually have these white rectangle ones which I don't know the name of.
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:iconladyseshiiria:
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I know what your talking about.
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:iconsealweal11:
sealweal11 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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:iconthebrassglass:
TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
Absolutely. You don't want a poor-quality pink or black one that leaves streaks on your paper or, worse, rips the surface of the paper. You want a soft, white polymer one that erases cleanly, and/or a kneaded eraser that will allow you to mold it and shape it to erase very precisely and even just softly dab the paper to lift off the smallest amount of graphite in a consistent way.

My preferred eraser? The 1960 Peel-Off Magic Rub eraser, which looks like an oil pencil but has a soft white vinyl eraser as its core. It is getting harder and harder to find (the last time I was at a store that still had them in stock, I purchased no fewer than 14).
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:iconladyseshiiria:
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the information on this. I've always just used white or new/fresh Pink Pearls since I love them so much. The pinks are great if you can buy brand and high quality ones. The pencil sounds interesting I will have to look into that.
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