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How to choose drawing materials: Compressed charcoal – how it’s made?

Compressed charcoal is made of finely ground wood (birch) charcoal (50-70%), clay (25-50%), lamp black pigment (3-8%) and a hint of ultramarine (3-5%). Then this mixture is being burnt at 500-800°C for 2-4 hours. The longer the time the softer charcoal. Charcoal shade varies and depends on proportion of components. Usually compressed charcoal is much darker then willow one.

For charcoal we recommend using special textured paper and a kneadable eraser; however, for short sketches newsprint or cartridge paper work too.

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