Nitram Charcoal can be used to draw in the same way a graphite pencil can be used, but charcoal produces richer, dark values that are difficult to achieve with a pencil. When choosing charcoal to add to the artist box, some may wonder what tools are needed to provide a broad range of tonal values. There are several options: Willow, vine, charcoal pencils and Nitram Batons.
The Nitram Charcoal baton can be sharpened to a fine point and used in the same manner as a charcoal pencil. It’s even better because there’s less chance of point breakage, no paper to peel and no annoying string.
Nitram Charcoal baton’s give the artist the versatility of willow, vine and pencils with less frustration.
For serious artists the world over, there is no substitute. Nitram Fine Art Charcoal has been an essential component of the artistic community for nearly 50 years, garnering rave reviews:
"We encourage our students to use only the best possible drawing materials. Nitram is the preferred charcoal of students and instructors at The Florence Academy of Art. Its quality and consistency meets the high standards we demand."
–Daniel Graves, Founder/Director The Florence Academy of Art
"Nitram has always stood out with its unique balance of crispness and suppleness that is unmistakable. Nitram quite simply is the finest."
–Harvey Nelson, Co-director/Co-founder Academy of Art Canada
"Nitram Charcoal has been my drawing-medium of choice for many years. The use of a high quality art materials allows me to focus on my artistic expression rather than the tools themselves."
–Juliette Aristides, Author of "A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice"
Each package contains five (5) batons. Baton measurement: 5mm (0.25") x 5mm (0.25") x 152mm (6").
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