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Shown in the image below is a selection of equipment that I use as I create my artwork. I thought someone might find it helpful to know what I use and what for.

1

Pencil wrap from Derwent pencils, very handy for keeping pencils safe if transporting them to use elsewhere.

2

Battery operated eraser, great for erasing small areas as you can be very precise with it.
These can be bought from www.artifolk.co.uk

3
Used ballpoint pen that no longer works. I use this to do impressed lines before putting coloured pencil over the top to give me cats whiskers or my signature.
4
Lyra blender pencil, made from clear wax to blend colour together and give a smooth finish called burnishing. Not everyone likes to burnish, that is down to personal choice, it is not something I do very often.
5
Putty eraser, handy for removing large areas but can be very hard on your paper. You can also use things like blutack in the same way.
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Frisket paper, clear low tack paper for removing unwanted pencil but you can see through it enabling you to remove very precisely. Can be found at www.discountgraphic.co.uk
7
Masking tape works like frisket paper too but is less accurate due to not being able to see through it as clearly. Great for removing large areas of unwanted pigment.
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Pencil sharpeners are a must as you get a better finish if your pencil is always sharp. I use an electric one at home but take a small one if traveling. You can also get battery operated ones but make sure it is a screw type one and not a standard pencil sharpener with a motor. See www.artifolk.co.uk
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Pencil extenders are handy as they allow you to keep using your pencil right down to the stub.
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