I’ve created a video on my Store page that focuses on the two drawing mediums of graphite and charcoal. It may seem that that’s a pretty basic topic, but there’s actually a real need for it. While there’s plenty of information out there about graphite pencils, there’s less information about other graphite materials. And regarding charcoal, that is a field of wide-ranging materials that don’t have a cohesive language like graphite does. With graphite, a 2B pencil is a 2B pencil, no matter the brand you buy.
But charcoal is different. That’s wilder country, and different charcoal materials use different labels and hardness grades that can make it very difficult to understand for beginners – even for more experienced artists! To understand why some charcoal feels different than other charcoal, why certain charcoal materials are better suited for certain projects, and how to interpret the wide range of charcoal materials you’re faced with at the art store.
This video is a cohesive, organized collection of your basic graphite and charcoal materials, including:
- graphite pencils
- graphite sticks
- powdered graphite
- compressed charcoal
- conte crayons
- charcoal pencils
- willow charcoal
- vine charcoal
- powdered charcoal
PLUS information about paper as it relates to each medium. After all, what are you going to use graphite and charcoal on if not paper? And there’s variety in paper types, too. So this video also addresses how graphite and charcoal adhere to different paper types.
Head on over to the Store to check it out. It’s an absolutely STEAL at $7 and a must-have video for your art resource library.