Charcoal Art

Charcoal is a black crumbly drawing material made of carbon and often used for sketching and under-drawing for paintings, although can also be used to create more finished drawings. It is a form of dry medium made of finely ground organic materials like coal and solid black pigment.The main characteristic of charcoalas a medium is that, unless it is fixed by the application of some form of gum or resin, it is impermanent, easily erased or smudged. This characteristic determined its early use as a means of tracing the outline of a mural -either directly onto the wall ordrawing for transferring a design to a mural)