Hi guys! Happy TGIF!
So today I’ll be reviewing the Mono Sand Eraser by Tombow. I got this eraser in one of my ArtSnacks boxes, and have been testing it out to see what I think of it. One of you lovely readers/viewers left a comment on that video warning me that the eraser would damage my paper, and not to try it out on any artworks. This made me very skeptical of the eraser, so I decided to do a full on experimental study of how well the eraser works. So here we go!
So there’s my experiments, guys! It seems that the eraser works best on watercolour paper, due to the fact that the paper is most durable and can handle the abrasiveness more than the bristol. The unfortunate part, however, is that the event of needing the eraser is much more likely to occur on the bristol, because that is the paper usually used with pen and marker.
So would I use this eraser in my own artworks? Simple answer: no. Long answer: I wouldn’t want to risk the paper damage. If I were simply doing some line work that I intended to scan and work further on digitally, it would be an option if I needed to clean up a messy stray line. One the other hand, however, if I was going to process the image digitally, I could just erase my line mistakes on the computer…which lends the eraser to being more useful in traditional medium…but it damages the paper…so do you see my dilemma?
As cool as the eraser sounds, it’s unfortunate that it causes so much damage to paper, otherwise it would be a cool little tool. As it is, however, I can’t recommend it as a viable option because it just deals too much damage to be really useful in any finished artwork. This eraser will probably just end up as a decoration on my desk…something nice to look at but not actually use.
Thanks for reading!