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Charcoal Pencils and Liquid Charcoal

Learn about how you can create different effects using liquid charcoal and charcoal pencils and what makes them unique to each other.

What are Charcoal pencils?

Charcoal pencils are wooden pencils that contain a strip of charcoal graded the same as charcoal, for the traditional effect of charcoal with a little more control (and a little less mess), 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. 

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What is Liquid Charcoal?

Liquid charcoal is finely ground charcoal powder added to a binder of Gum Arabic to create an exciting rich black wet medium similar to a watercolour. It can be diluted with water and used with a brush for tonal layering, precise details or expressive energetic marks. 

Charcoal essentials to get you started...