The Jakar battery-operated eraser pen is a very popular & surprisingly useful drawing tool. It is very useful on delicate papers as it can be used very gently.
You can erase your mark completely or use it to just lighten an area. It will lift colour from coloured pencil drawings as well. It is very lightweight – the 2 AAA batteries are most of the weight. You hold it like a pen and control it by either keeping it still or moving it around and by adjusting the pressure you use. It doesn’t take up much room in your toolbox being only about 4 inches long. The translucent plastic body comes in a variety of colours (we send out the colours at random).
You can end up with a fair amount of rubbery bits on the drawing and a dusting brush is helpful to brush it off without smearing anything.
The electric eraser is affordably priced. Many artists keep one in their tool box and one on their desk. It comes with 6 tips and a pack of 30 refill tips is available.
These are really popular, I like mine, and I have heard others say that once you try one you won’t know how you lived without it!
Postage is free for orders of £39 shipped standard to mainland UK addresses from jacksonsart.com.
My all time favourite products are; Fabriano watercolour papers and White Nights Watercolours. The Fabriano papers are so well made from cotton rag, they work well whatever techniques you employ. I have tried most other makes but always come back to this one. The St Petersburg White Nights w/c paints are rich and creamy. I find they seem to last so well and are very economically priced. Love both products and would highly recommend.
Thanks for the feedback Trish!
The Fabriano paper is good isn’t it, I too am a fan. I use the hot press heavyweight Artistico for acrylic painting and monoprinting and when primed, for oil painting.
You are more proof that the watercolour artists who like St Petersburg are often devoted! I hadn’t heard about the ‘rich and creamy’ aspect so that is good to know. I have heard some say they like the granulation of some of the pigments.
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