What is Charcoal?

What is Charcoal?

Charcoal is sticks of charred wood used to make initial studies and finished drawings. It is easily smudged and erased. It requires resin or gum to make it stick to surfaces permanently, and is ideal for sketching first ideas on walls or canvas. (Image © Burhan Bunardi/Shutterstock)

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