It is possible and even advisable to use an eraser when you draw. In fact, it is possible to create a drawing almost entirely from erasing. I refer to this type of art-making as “rendering”. Although the word rendering can actually refer to any type of drawing. In this free art lesson, I demonstrate how to create a rendering or an eraser drawing using vine charcoal, a kneaded eraser, and a tool called an erasil. You can pick up all of these supplies at your local art store. Erasils may be harder to find. An erasil is shaped like a pencil and even sharpens like a pencil, but the material inside of the wooden shaft is eraser, not graphite. This tool is great for getting details with an eraser.
In this demonstration, I cover the entire surface of the paper with charcoal first. Then I proceed to erase the highlights and tints away with the erasers. Lastly, I add darker values with the charcoal to increase the range of value in the drawing.
To see the video drawing lesson click here-> Eraser Drawing