Compressed Charcoal


Compressed Charcoal

  • Charcoal powder mixed with a gum binder or wax

  • Some can be heat fixed at 250 degree F

  • Maintains its shape

  • The amount of binder determines the hardness of the stick

  • Produces deep dense tones

  • Completely different texture than graphite

  • Generally compressed charcoal is harder than willow and vine

  • The leads in charcoal are compressed charcoal

  • Useful for drawing finer lines, textures and details

  • Generally more break resistant

  • Sometimes blacker than willow and vine

  • Is sold extra soft, soft , medium, and hard varieties or 4B to HB

  • Available in sets of 12  from these companies

    • Munshin

    • Mungyo

    • Masters International

    • Generals

    • Conte

  • Assorted sets from

    • Heritage