Have you ever tried to draw a perfect circle? You slowly sketch the outline and then carefully go over it with darker markings in the hope that it is round enough, or … you could just use a compass. There are many tools in the arsenal of an artist that make his life easier and improve his drawing.
Erasers for a clean slate
An eraser is an indispensable tool for any artist. The ability to quickly eliminate and restart errors makes drawing graphite the most inviting medium for beginners. Erasers do not just help with mistakes. You can also draw sketches and general outlines that can be deleted later after the permanent, darker lines have been added.
Paper Mate White Pearl Premium Erasers: These White Pearl Erasers by Paper Mate are a great choice if you are looking for the classic eraser. They remove pencil marks cleanly without crumbling and falling apart, yet are stiff enough to remove accidental dark lines and stains.
Faber Castell Erasers Pack of 4: Faber-Castell makes great erasers. These are soft and can be shaped to any shape, making them perfect for highlighting and deleting highly detailed drawings. The erasers come in four-packs, and each eraser has its own plastic sleeve that keeps it from getting covered in dirt and ruined in your pocket.
Vanish 4-in-1 Eraser: The Vanish is a multi-purpose eraser that is great for mixed media artwork. It's a 4-in-1 eraser that removes charcoal pencils, crayons, pastels, and regular graphite.
Compasses and protractors for precise circles and angles
Circles and angles are one of the most difficult tasks to solve when drawing. You can not simply run a pencil over the edge of a ruler to create a perfect circle, and it's impossible to pinpoint exactly where you're drawing without help. Compasses are great tools that allow you to draw perfect circles of different sizes each time. With protractors you can draw quickly adjustable angles and are an indispensable tool for any perspective drawing.
Mr. Pen Professional Compass: This compass has an additional mounting arm that allows you to draw large circles up to 18 inches in diameter. The Mr. Pen Professional Compass Kit also includes replacement cables, needles, and screws in case something gets lost or broken.
Japanese Shinwa protractor made of stainless steel: This protractor by Shinwa is made of stainless steel and is not a cheap plastic. The protractor also has a swivel arm. After twisting your arm to the desired angle, you can simply run your pencil over your arm and create a perfectly straight line at any angle you want.
GemRed Digital Protractor: If you have the money and want something GemRed is incredibly precise and easy to use and a great digital protractor. This protractor immediately recognizes the angle formed by the two arms and displays it on the small screen. The accuracy of this protractor is guaranteed with an accuracy of ± 0.3 degrees.