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Coates Willow Charcoal Assorted 30 Pieces

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To preempt any possible messes or mistakes, once your drawing is complete, you can use a fixative spray or hairspray to ensure that the charcoal doesn’t move around. Willow charcoal is made by burning twigs from the willow tree, and is known for making rich, extra-smooth marks.

Other types of artists' charcoal such as charcoal crayons were developed during the 19th century and used by caricaturists. The peeled willow rods should sit overnight to let them dry out a bit before starting your charcoaling process.The MyLifeUNIT Vine Charcoal Sticks is the best vine charcoal for traveling artists because the hard cardboard tube protects the charcoal inside.

It is easy to erase, blend, and make a good base for white charcoal to lighten some areas of your work. Charcoal was often a key component of cave painting, with examples dating back to at least 28,000 years ago. And you gain carbon credits because your own willows are carbon sequesters, absorbing more carbon from the air than is given off when they are burned.If you are doing this with an open fire, keep a fire extinguisher or source of water close by to extinguish flames and prevent wild fires.

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