Nitram Charcoal is produced using a unique process that maintains the wood’s cell structure to increase durability and prevent breakage while providing rich blacks and superior tonal values. Due to its unique manufacturing process, it creates less dust when used or sharpened - making it a better choice for those sensitive to the dust of willow and vine charcoal.
This set contains an assortment of charcoal sticks including two each of Nitram Academie Fusains H (5mm, hard), HB (5mm, medium), B (5mm, soft) and Petits Batons B+ (6mm, soft round). Hard charcoal sticks create fine lines and detail, while medium charcoal sticks are ideal for drawing and sketching. Soft charcoal sticks create dark notes and shading; extra soft charcoal sticks achieve deep, rich blacks.
The Nitram H can be sharpened to an extra fine point for creating fine detail. The unique hardness of Nitram H makes lighter and mid-tones easier to attain.
The Nitram HB is a medium soft charcoal is the one most preferred for drawing and sketching. Nitram HB’s superior hold is perfect for homogenizing tones and retaining tonal detail.
The Nitram B is a soft charcoal that produces a rich black. It’s soft, yet can hold a point.