Introducing two great products. Both these product might not be the star of the show but they are necessary tools to assist making the stars shine. Introducing mr. crab, drawn with the Aristo Mechanical Pencil .5, and touch-ups done using the Aristo Click Eraser.
Everyone needs a trusty pencil and eraser. Gone are the days of the yellow pencil pink eraser when it comes to artwork. Imagination International has a wonderful quality mechanical pencil that is perfect for all purposes. It has a soft ergonomic grip that makes it comfortable in my hand when I used it. I used a .5 for this piece but there are plenty different sizes to choose from. Although it has an eraser I prefer to use my new Click Eraser. Not only is it bright and cheery to look at, it also have a very controllable shape to it and I can access small areas with ease. I finally can put my large easer away because this definitely is my new favorite! When you need more eraser all you have to do it click. And the great thing is when it is empty you just get the core refill. How cool is that! You won't know until you get one.
I do want to mention that I drew the mr. crab and then colored directly over the pencil lines, not bothering to erase them. This will not harm the nibs of your Copics, but it will seal the graphite into the paper and you will not be able to erase the lines when done. Quite frankly I just didn't care. It is now part of the artwork. When a person does watercolor they don't usually erase the pencil lines...so why do it with Copics?
Copic color palette