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These rich charcoals are made with fine quality raw materials. They blend easily for a beautiful, smooth texture.
Sticks measure 2-1/2" × 3/8".
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I would not buy this again because I prefer the skinny stick
By Ruth Walker
from Troy, AL
Comments about Blick Charcoal Pastels:
I use this product for pre sketch before painting. This pastel stick is is too large for that process.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Great Charcoal Sticks
By Cave Painter
from Ithaca, NY
We used these charcoal sticks in a library workshop about Cave Painting. The kids loved blending the charcoal with their fingers. Many kids had never drawn with charcoal before, and it gave a nice rich quality to their cave paintings. This is the best price around. Five stars!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Simply "The Best'!!
By Tommy Ray
from Dallas, TX
After many years, I decided to pick up the charcoal again and draw. My Blick products have proven to make my "re-start" a joy with with to work. In re-stocking my inventory of products, I called Blick and and was led thru my needed product list by an attentive and knowledgable representative who gave me several suggestions and answered ALL my questions in a friendly cordial manner. Once the product was received I began using the highest quality art product I've ever used! Thanks Blick!!
The Right Stuff..
By Lucky Luke
from Essex, MD
Hwy ...it's just charcoal, bu it's the foundation of my paintings,...package arrived in a timely fashion and in perfect condition. was surprisingly well protected from breakage.I will be a 'constant costumer' for this item
Nice Dark Black Color
from Thousand Oaks
This charcoal is easy to work with and produces a nice deep rich black color, creating beautiful results in your artwork. Good value for the the price. Would buy again.
from Scottsdale, AZ
The sticks came all in one piece! I use them to draw as they blend and draw beautifully. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty, it makes your drawing better!
Best item for the best value
By Charcoal Knight
from Miami, FL
look no further. If you're looking for a high quality product for the best value Blick Square Charcoal Sticks is the way to go.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
True Black charcoal.
from Murray, KY
Great true black for toned charcoal drawings.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Almost exactly whyat I was looking for
from Los Angeles
I'm going to corroborate a pevious review because I too decided to try this product specfically in the hope that it could serve as a satisfactory substitute for Aplhacolor charcoal, which is no longer made. (Yes, there is an ostensible product being sold under that name, but it resembles the old product as much as a sponge resembles a twinkie.)What made the old Aplcolor so great -and this stuff too, as luck would have it- is that is that you can smudge it around and correct or erase it very easily like vine charcoal, but it can make a very dense black and stays put like compressed charcoal. It's kind of a hybrid of the two. I'd say it's analogous to gouache, wich has some of the best properties of watercolor and oils, or mongoose brushes, which have some of the best properties of sable and hog hair brushes.Oh, and unlike vine charcoal this stuff works extremely well on smooth newsprint. It will actually stick to it, but you can still easily pull out highlights with a kneaded eraser. (In fact it works so well I'm actually searching for a more durable paper that will simulate the surface of smooth newsprint.) Just be sure to combine this with a conte crayon or some other harder charcoal, or you'll have trouble getting crisp marks or fine details.On the whole, they don't *quite* have the old Alphacolor formula down, but it's about 90%, and I can live that.
Perfect darkest mark!
By Grace the Wandering Muse
from Pittsburgh, PA
This product is exactly what I was looking for and a great price! Makes a rich, dark mark. Blends beautifully with vine charcoal and with conte to create dramatic darks. Soft but doesn't crumble if you get a little aggressive.
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