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.
Good for laying down large areas quickly Raffaello (Kidderminster, United Kingdom) on 25 Nov 2015
I like to use compressed charcoal for finishing outlines. Derwent is the best that I have used Robert Weir (Dumfries, United Kingdom) on 9 Jul 2014
I have the impression that they will last a lot. Victor C (Alicante) on 11 Jun 2016