ErasuresOctober 14, 2013

Whenever I go out on the weekends I usually bring my little Moleskin sketchbook with me. This sketchbook is 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches and fits right in my pocket. I also carry a mechanical pencil and an eraser. Lately, rather than drawing with the pencil, I have been laying down a bunch of graphite – then smearing it around with a napkin or coaster to make a nice graphite ground. (By the way, if you take one of those beer coasters and rip it in half – you have a really good stump with which to smear the graphite).

After smearing the graphite into the paper – I then start drawing with the eraser. In this way I am actually taking graphite away rather than adding graphite to the paper. I like this way of working and will start posting some of these little ‘erasures’ here.