The General Pencil Company
The General Pencil Company is a family owned business which has been manufacturing pencils since 1889. With a commitment to making the finest quality pencils possible, all their pencil products are cased in genuine Californian Cedar from sustainable sources.Still made by traditional methods at their factory in New Jersey, USA, General Pencils Charcoal pencil is an excellent product from a company famous for its consistent quality.
For nearly fifty years Nitram refined the process of charcoal making in the heart of France. Started by Martin Gros, (hence the name, Martin spelled backwards) it was a family company until moving, along with the original oven and processes, to Canada. Nitram Charcoal has become known by artists around the globe for it's unique qualities. It is extremely durable, easy to erase, can be sharpened to a point, and generates less dust than comparable products.
|From 2020 Staedtler have launched their ever popular Lumograph range with a charcoal option.|
Lyra Charcoal Pencils
|Lyra offer a wonderful range of charcoal pencils as well as their 'dark black' Carbon and Carbon Extra Dark.|
The Coate family have been involved in growing and sellingwillow since 1819 but it was in the 1960’s that Percy Coate startedexperimenting with turning it into drawing charcoal. That turned out to be apretty good decision as, for over 50years now, Coates has been recognised as the makers of the highest qualityWillow Charcoal in the world.
Faber Castell Charcoal
|Natural charcoal sticks are 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. Their blueish hue has always held a fascination even with the old masters. |
Charcoal pencils leave a much blacker line.
Compressed charcoal with soot and clay give the charcoal pencils their deep black colour and can be produced in different degree of hardness.
Conte Charcoal Sketching Pencils
|The Conte Charcoal Pencil gives a clean, dense finish of intense black. This pencil blends perfectly with the iron red and sepia pencils and allows you to produce more accurate and carefully drawn lines than traditional charcoal it also does not dirty your hands.|
Cretacolor Charcoal Pencils
Cretacolor charcoal pencils give a dense, rich matt black line with s smooth uniform finish. Available in 3 grades, naturally watersoluble and fully blendable. All the fun of charcoal with the ability to work in more detail.
Jakar Compressed Charcoal Sets
|From Jakar International we have a great range of sets of good quality, compressed charcoals for beginners or younger artists. An excellent budget option. || || |