Charcoal Pencils & Sticks

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Charcoal is used in art for drawing, making rough sketches in painting and is one of the possible media for making a parsemage. It must usually be preserved by the application of a fixative. Artists generally utilize charcoal in three forms:

Vine charcoal is created by burning sticks of wood (usually willow or linden/Tilia) into soft, medium, and hard consistencies.

Compressed charcoal charcoal powder mixed with gum binder compressed into round or square sticks. The amount of binder determines the hardness of the stick. Compressed charcoal is used in charcoal pencils.

Powdered charcoal is often used to "tone" or cover large sections of a drawing surface. Drawing over the toned areas will darken it further, but the artist can also lighten (or completely erase) within the toned area to create lighter tones.

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Derwent Compressed Charcoal

6 reviews

Charcoal as nature intended.

from £1.16

Derwent Charcoal Pencils

8 reviews

Wood-cased charcoal for fingertip control, for the traditional effect of charcoal with a little more control (and a little less mess).

from £1.73

Derwent XL Graphite 6 Tin

4 reviews

This soft fine art graphite is also water-soluble, for greater versatility.


Derwent Charcoal Set

Charcoal pencils blister of 4 contains: Light, Medium, Dark and Tinted Charcoal White.


Derwent Charcoal Pencils Tin of 6

6 reviews

Tin of 6 assorted charcoal pencils in a tin box.


Derwent Tinted Charcoal Tins

5 reviews

Charcoal with a gentle hint of colour

from £14.97

Derwent XL Charcoal 6 Tin

7 reviews

Derwent XL Charcoal combines the natural qualities of charcoal with the strength and body of a chunky block.


Winsor & Newton Willow Charcoal

10 reviews

Prepared for artists' use, the wood being charred to produce an even line of constant intensity.


Conte Charcoal

2 reviews

All the traditional qualities of charcoal combined with high resistance to splintering. Available in H, HB, B, 2B.

from £1.20

Loxley Compressed Charcoal

2 reviews

Packs of assorted charcoal. Available in grey and black.

from £4.55