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hi molly,

if no one has suggested this already: one possible workflow could be to 
tape a pre-drawn grid to the back of your vellum and use a sheet of 
glass or plexi as a combination light table / drawing board. you can 
turn the backlight on and off at will to view the grid or hide it.

-frank

On 3/2/2014 3:50 AM, Molly Higgins wrote:
> Hello, I have a quick drawing question--I do large-scale charcoal 
> drawings and typically start by drawing a grid to help with 
> proportions etc...however when the drawing is done I've run into 
> trouble in the past being able to fully make those grid lines 
> disappear in areas where the white of the paper remains.
>
> Is there a type of pencil (or eraser, or technique) that anyone can 
> recommend that erases exceptionally well?  I'm using Borden/Reilly 116 
> Sketch vellum, a fairly heavy paper.
>
> Thanks as always, Molly
>
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