Sometimes I feel sorry for poodles......
Forgot to mention that most of these doodles are drawn with black Prismacolor pencils. In this particular case, black and white Prismacolor pencil.
I like these pencils because they do not smear. You can not erase them easily either.
I avoid erasing almost always when drawing in my sketchbooks. Erasing is not about drawing and is a distraction. Erasing is about making something look pretty. Drawing is about something else completely.
Before anyone might want to tell me that I don't have a clue about what I am talking about; that erasing is indeed about drawing. I want to assure you that I have and do use erasers occasionally depending on what I am working on. However, drawing is about making marks and erasing is about correcting and eliminating things you might think are mistakes with your marks. Why waste precious drawing time doing that in a sketchbook?
One last admission .... yes there are drawing techniques that use erasers to make the mark and I have occasionally used those methods.
No more ranting....this is about the dog. :)