Graphite and Charcoal Colored Pencils
An expressive tool for drawing, blending, and shading, charcoal creates both subtle hues and dark marks in drawings, and can also be used on canvas to create preliminary drawings. Although not technically a “charcoal colored pencil,” charcoal pencils are available in a variety of shades of black and gray for adding subtle tones to drawings. Traditional graphite pencils, long favored for general writing, note-taking, and schoolwork, are also a popular media for creating finished drawings. Graphite colored pencils are a popular choice for those to love to work in graphite yet want to add color to landscapes, seascapes, nature studies, and portraits. Because charcoal and graphite are softer media that smudge easily, it is recommended that a fixative be used to seal and protect final work.