There is a type of drawing called “reductive.” You start out by covering the entire sheet with charcoal, then use different erasers to take out what doesn’t belong. It creates a different style of picture that’s very effective.
Drawing with an eraser isn’t easy, buy you get used to taking out what you don’t need. You can always put back more charcoal. The important elements are controlling the eraser’s edge to get the right lines. There are some interesting applications to real life. We usually create a lot of background in our life. How wonderful it would be to use an eraser to take out those parts that didn’t work, are too dark, smear our lives. And leave the best image we can create.
–Image: “Flight” by Quinn McDonald
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