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CLIP 10005

Drawing - create different effects with rubbers and erasers

Drawing - create different effects with rubbers and erasers

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Key Info
  • Drawing - create different effects with rubbers and erasers
  • Duration: 01:32
  • Artist and illustrator Peter Field explains and demonstrates how different types of rubbers (erasers) can be used to create different effects on drawings. He shows how a putty rubber can be shaped into a point to gently lift off areas of shade to lighten a drawing rather than erase it completely. He demonstrates how soft rubbers erase pencil cleanly and lift it off completely, whereas hard plastic erasers can be used to smudge and blur areas of drawing to create different textures and line quality. Viewers are shown how a rubber can be used to work back into areas of shade, as a creative tool in its own right.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design



  • Keywords: Rubber, eraser, shading, texture, pencil, drawing, Peter Field, artist, illustrator, putty, smudge, line, shade
Ideas for use in class
  • When starting a practical pencil drawing activity or evaluating pencil drawings. Can be used in conjunction with other Bitesize Drawing clips: 9992, 10006, 10007, 10008, 10009. Also suitable for younger students. Further revision support materials can be found on the Bitesize website -
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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