At Art to Art, you can choose from drawing charcoal sets of 4 pieces all the way up to 30 pieces. Either made from fine-quality willow or natural pitt, our drawing charcoal can create bold strokes that can be easily corrected, making charcoal the ultimate tool for you!
Types of charcoal
Charcoal powder: ideal for toning and shading large areas of your sketch, charcoal powder has the ability to create fine and deep strokes that can be easily erased! Create a compositional masterpiece today with our charcoal powders.
Charcoal pencils: great for drawing, sketching and shading. Our charcoal pencils give you stability and precision when you’re creating detailed, defining bold tones.
Charcoal sticks: if you’re looking to create artwork with dimension and soft hues, this is the perfect art tool for you. Our charcoal sticks are able to create contrasting levels of shade and light to achieve high-quality results.
Art to Art’s professional charcoal is perfectly suited for creating softened lines and blended effects on both art paper or art canvas.
Browse our online store today and you’ll be sure to find the perfect drawing charcoal for your artistic needs! Or, if you’re looking to expand your artistic collection, check out our drawing supplies today. Art to Art also offers free shipping over $100 and Afterpay.
How do you draw with charcoal?
Working with charcoal is similar to drawing with graphite pencils. Depending on the result you want to achieve, you can choose charcoal sticks for smoother tones and pencils for deeper strokes.
Firstly, we recommend testing different grips and pressure to get your desired result. As a beginner, it is easier to begin with light pressure and sketch out your work, so mistakes can be easily corrected (make sure you have a kneaded eraser handy).
To create deeper lines, point the tip of the charcoal into the paper, and for softer strokes, use the side of the charcoal. You can even try smudging and erasing layers to bring more complexity to the artwork.
What is artist charcoal made of?
Artist charcoal is made from willow branches or grape vines that have been heated at high temperatures without oxygen. Depending on the type of charcoal you use, the results will vary. Vine charcoals and willow charcoals produce softer effects, whilst compressed charcoals produce darker tones.
What paper is best for charcoal drawing?
We recommend using light weight, fine-toothed paper to ease blending. This includes pastel paper and drawing pads. Shiny paper is not recommended as the charcoal will not create the desired effect.