For the traditional effect of charcoal with a little more control (and a little less mess), this is the pencil to choose. Often used for life studies charcoal is a traditional art material but this is encased in wood to make a Charcoal pencil, giving you greater control over your drawings while keeping all those charcoal effects that you love! Natural charcoal particles are mixed with the finest clays to produce a rich, smoothly textured pencil with all the beauty and character of traditional charcoal in a convenient, easy to use form. Charcoal Pencils are available in light, medium and dark grades that can be blended together to create powerful and imaginative charcoal drawings.
In this clip professional artist Fiona Peart uses Derwent Charcoal Pencils. During the clip Fiona shows various techniques including shading, blending and using the flat of the pencils for large areas.
You can also download a project sheet where Fiona will guide you through creating a drawing of migrating birds.
One of the oldest and most traditional drawing tools, charcoal is basically carbonised wood – so for a truly authentic result, why not use charcoal as nature intended. Compressed Charcoal is a solid stick of pure, reformed wood charcoal. It produces deep, dense tones with a completely different texture to graphite. Available in three versatile grades, light, medium and dark, Compressed Charcoal is naturally watersoluble allowing you to create interesting line and wash effects.
Available individually in Light, Medium and Dark tones.
In this clip professional artist Fiona Peart uses the Derwent Compressed Charcoal to create some studies. During the clip Fiona shows you various techniques including blending, blocking and adding detail with the block.
You can also download a project sheet where Fiona will guideyou through creating a beautiful evening coastal landscape.
Charcoal just got bigger and more beautiful! These blocks have all the qualities of charcoal that you love in a chunky XL form, combine that with rich natural colours and you've got an artist’s dream!
The blocks come in 6 muted shades from Sanguine and Violet to Sepia and Ochre. Naturally water-soluble you can use them on a damp surface and release lots of colour really quickly and build up layers of different colours as you go.
From powerful lines, to subtle gradients, Derwent XL Charcoal combines the natural qualities of charcoal with the strength and body of a chunky block. Soft meets strong; agile meets bold; the perfect blend of rich tones and organic marks.
Tin of 6 contains one block of each colour: Ochre, Sanguine, Mars Violet, Sepia, Black, White.
• Tin containing 6 colours of natural charcoal
• Naturally watersoluble
• Extra large blocks, 20mm x 20mm square and 60mm long. (3/4" x 3/4" x 2.3")
Available in a tin of 6.
In this clip artist and Derwent Product Manager, Sarah Taylor demonstrates various uses of the Derwent XL Charcoal Blocks and accessories that can be used with them.
You can also download a project sheet where Sarah will walk you through the creation of a lovely charcoal drawing of an owl.
Tinted Charcoal offers the dramatic beauty of charcoal pencils with a gentle hint of colour!
Easy to control for accurate drawing with less mess they can still be smudged and blended easily.
Tinted Charcoal combines the rich, expressive qualities of charcoal with a gentle hint of colour. These easy to use pencils offer drama and subtlety in one drawing tool. They enable you to produce a wide variety of creative effects, from rich, deep tones to a translucent-like mist, adding an imaginative twist to any charcoal drawing.
This video shows you a clip of professional artist Fiona Peart drawing a tree using Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencils. During the clip Fiona shows various techniques including blending, flicking and rolling the pencil across the paper to create branches.
You can also download a project sheet where Fiona will guide you through creating a scene with the tinted charcoal pencils.