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General's Powdered Charcoal is a super fine, 100% pure, artist-quality charcoal. It is a willow-type charcoal, extra soft, and intensely black. Excellent for all pattern work and pouncing.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very smoothly ground
By Hockey Mike
from Melbourne, Florida
Comments about General's Powdered Charcoal:
Great for large area coverage, and dark shadow tones in pencil drawing. Blends smoothly and evenly when applied with a brush, and blended with cotton balls.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Really Saves Time and Works Beautifully!
By Patricia Lintner
from Staples MN
I am working on a large charcoal drawing and I used this for the background. It really saved me a lot of time versus using the charcoal pencil. It also gave a really nice soft effect. I will continue to use this product and you can't get a better price than on Dick Blick!
A staple in my drawing class
from Overland Park, Kansas
My students learn so much from doing reduction style drawings. A drop of this product on each students paper, smeared around, gives the perfect surface to subtract and add charcoal to create beautiful, high contrast drawings.
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from Oshkosh, WI
I used to tone my paper by using willow charcoal and just smoothing it out with some paper towel or something. But the willow or vine charcoal would sometime scratch the paper. It wasn't a big deal or anything but this just made it much easier. I do a lot of charcoal drawings so this saves time and effort.
General's Powdered Charcoal
from Enid, Oklahoma
The General's Powdered Charcoal is an excellent media to use with a brush to blend the values in figure drawing. It's been very useful to me.
from Pepeekeo, HI
This is the first time I have tried experimenting with powdered charcoal. This charcoal seems rather "hard", in that has a medium tone in the light/dark value range. Using more, or a thicker amount of it doesn't make darker values on the paper, which was a disappointment. I would have want some that is softer, so I can use to make darker black value shading on paper.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I have used this product with drawing animals to give a fur tone. It works well. I use Strathmore 400 series medium tooth and also on watercolor paper and canvas. The powder is very finely ground and even. It doesn't have much of a value change when you keep adding it, unless you use fixative between layers. I find it to be a nice fit for a light to medium tone. I grind chunks of charcoal to make darker and lighter tones with sandpaper. I hope all this info helps.
from Paris, ky
I took a class online using charcoal powder and acrylics and use it in my art. Love the effect!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
Using powdered charcoal will enhance one's artwork by making the various values necessary.
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General's powered charcoal
from Arlington, WA
I use it with my charcoal drawings and find it excellent for toning my paper
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