From a recent Virginia Living "Olden Times" column...the story of a mysterious workplace fatality. Records from the time are spotty, but this much is known: one guy attacked another guy, but the aggressor somehow had the tables turned on him and ended up on a slab. Exactly how he met his end is another story...the death certificate enigmatically lists cause as "by eraser"!
I went back and forth about how to illustrate the "erasures" coming form the victim...nothing I tried seemed to represent the real thing very well at all. Then a pal of mine suggested I simply scan a bunch of actual bits of eraser and add them in Photoshop. Eureka!