Drawing & Sketching: Charcoal

Natural charcoal is the oldest sketching and drawing material in the world. The greyish-blue shade glides softly across the paper, rubs and smudges easily, and can be erased without difficulty and repeatedly overlaid.
  • Derwent Charcoal Pencils NZD $3.30 3 items
  • General's Pure Powdered Charcoal NZD $25.95 Out of Stock
    Cover large areas of a drawing or painting using powdered charcoal or graphite. Use charcoal for flat black coverage and graphite for satin finish coverage, saving the time and energy used working with charcoal sticks or pencils. Simply apply with fingers, a cloth, a chamois, etc. Available in 6 oz. jars.... more »
  • Nitram Baton & Mignonettes NZD $19.95 - $79.95
    he Nitram Baton is a stylish charcoal holder for artists with a creative flair. It is an innovative drawing device designed to hold thin 4mm Nitram Mignonette charcoal sticks. It is light-weight, clean, easy to use and ideal for life drawing, plein aire and sketching. Each Baton comes with five Mignonettes. Refills are available in a package of seven Mignonettes.... more »
    3 items
  • Nitram Fusains Charcoal NZD $15.95 - $25.95
    Designed for students and demanding artists in search of deep, rich black tones, these Academie charcoal sticks are breakage-resistant, smooth, blend easily and provide a diverse range of tonal values. They are made using a proprietary old world manufacturing process that ensures consistency and reliability for artists of all proficiencies. Drawing instructors make Nitram a must for their students because it will not crumble or skip when used expressively unlike vine or willow charcoal sticks. Artists have also found that Nitram charcoal erases better and is easier to work than other charcoal brands. Grade B (soft) is soft, yet is still able to carry a point. Grade HB (medium) is ideal for homogenizing tones and retaining tonal detail. Grade H (hard) can be sharpened to an extra-fine point for creating fine detail, and its hardness makes lighter and mid-tones easier to attain. The square shape makes the stick easier to grip and is ideal for sanding a sharp edge for drawing fine line... more »
    7 items
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Willow Charcoal NZD $6.40
  • Prismacolor Charcoal Sketching Set NZD $60.60 Out of Stock
    Experimenting with sketching materials doesn’t have to be expensive! With its selection of popular charcoal sketching tools, this set allows beginning artists to experiment with a variety of media to determine their favorites. The Charcoal Sketching Set contains compressed charcoal; vine charcoal; soft, medium, hard and white charcoal pencils; sepia and sanguine pencils; an extra-large kneaded eraser, a magic rub eraser, a steel sharpener and a blending stump.... more »
  • Primo Charcoal Pencils NZD $3.20
    Experience this exclusive rich, black and white, euro blend formula -the smooth charcoal can be used in combination with other drawing pencils or alone for dramatic effects. It's less dusty than many other charcoals.... more »
    4 items
  • Chunky Charcoal NZD $5.95 Out of Stock
    Big ideas are the reason for this artist quality maxi-sized charcoal. Each stick is a full 5/8" thick and 3 3/8" long, making it easy to create drama with intense, dark, black lines.... more »
  • General's Charcoal White Set of 2 NZD $7.90
    General's White Pencil is a smooth, blendable white pencil made from a unique drawing formula created by General Pencil Co. over 100 years ago. These pencils are best used on papers with a texture. Use for highlighting on black charcoal drawings or use alone to create unique drawing on colored papers. General's Charcoal White Pencils can be used to transfer a design or to draw directly on fabrics. Pencil marks will wash off. Each set comes with a pencil sharpener.... more »
  • General's Peel & Sketch Charcoal Pencils NZD $3.80 3 items
  • General's Charcoal Pencils NZD $2.90 4 items
  • Coates Willow Charcoal NZD $9.00 - $20.00
    For over 30 years the Coate family in England has been producing a truly unique ultrafine quality art charcoal produced from willow grown at their planation. All charcoal is made of raw round burned rods in a natural diameter. All are very soft and velvet, producing deep black hues favoured by artists. Sticks are 5"(125mm) long sticks and vary in diameter because Coate's is a natural product.... more »
    7 items
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Charcoal Pencils NZD $3.30 3 items
  • Gioconda Chalk Pencils NZD $2.50 6 items
  • Faber-Castell Compressed Charcoal NZD $3.20 4 items

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  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (Auckland): $5.50 per order *
  • Local Towns (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
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