Pastels and Charcoals
Charcoal - versatile and appealing for any artistic style
Charcoal is possibly one of the most versatile mediums for expressing artistic style. It is suitable for use as a drawing material in its own right, as well as for sketching a design or picture prior to painting. Charcoal provides a striking monochrome effect which is enormously appealing particularly when used alongside chalk. We stock charcoal in a selection of formats, enabling you to tailor your choice according to the effect you want to achieve. For example, where narrow, clean lines are a priority, charcoal pencils may be most appropriate; if you want a softer, more diffuse image, the charcoal stick allows for greater tonal and textural variety. It gives you the opportunity to bring some texture, shadows and definition to your work. Charcoal can also be used alongside acrylics or oil paints to create some novel effects.
Pastels can give amazing results
Pastels can be used in a variety of ways. You can use them as a single medium or combine them with charcoal or paint. They give you the opportunity to create some striking pictures that have plenty of atmosphere. We stock pastels from some of the top brands on the market, as well as our own brand of pastel options.
Soft pastels as well as oil pastels and pastel pencils can be used to create gorgeous effects within your artwork. Our online selection of pastels and charcoal can be combined with a sketch pad or paints to make a terrific present for a budding artist you may know, or for someone with a creative side.