Featured Artist: Blake Blanco

Nitram Charcoal offers the finest, most even distribution of particles and can be effortlessly lifted when necessary. These drawings are the product of Eadweard Muybridge photography, my bad habits, and quality that only Nitram can offer.

Portrait Drawing with Art Charcoal

Posted 06 May 2013 | Charcoal Technique

Drawing portraits in charcoal allows the artist more flexibility with value and tone as opposed to graphite. Charcoal can be used in the same manner as graphite for portraiture, resulting in more striking values.

Embrace the Large! Why Every Artist Should Include Large Format Charcoal in Their Toolbox.

Posted 30 Apr 2013 | Art Materials, Nitram

Large format charcoal doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Find out how to incorporate large format charcoal into your toolbox today!

How to Combine Watercolor and Charcoal in Your Artwork

Posted 16 Apr 2013 | Charcoal Technique

Many artists may think that mixing a dry and wet medium may not produce
good results but the concept of mixing charcoal with watercolor has been around
since the early 20th century.

How to Properly Care for Your Charcoal So It Lasts

Posted 25 Mar 2013 | Art Materials, The Basics

Your materials should never hinder you in creating your best artwork.
Proper care will let you focus on your vision instead of compensating for
damaged materials.

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