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Description
  • Extra wide charcoal for expressive work. Use wet or dry.
  • Extra wide, chunky charcoal blocks (20mm diameter, 60mm length).
  • Perfect for expressive mark making, artists can create a wide variety of textures and effects by using on their side, edge or corner.
  • Broad strokes, subtle blending, fine lines and deep tonal work are all possible, they are easy to blend and smudge.
  • Uniquely combining colour with charcoal, Derwent XL Charcoal is available in 6 muted shades.
  • Rapid, opaque laydown make Derwent XL Charcoal easy to layer - even light over dark.
  • Suitable for wet or dry applications, and in combination with the Derwent Tinted Charcoal range for further creative possibilities.

Download a colour chart here

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3-5 Working Days After Date of Dispatch

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£4.95 - £6.95
FREE over £50

 

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£6.95
Up to £50

£3.95
Between £50 - £100

£2.50
Over £100

Exclusions apply.

 

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£8.95
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Unavailable for orders under £15

 

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£4.95
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Q&A (2)
Q What is charcoal used for?
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Charcoal is a brittle drawing media that is dense in colour and easy to smudge. This smudging technique is used to create gradients and shadows and makes for a fast and hands on approach to drawing. Charcoal is particularly good for working on quick large scale drawings.

Q Is charcoal water soluble?
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No, charcoal will not solute in water. However you can use turpentine to solute charcoal should you wish.

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28th January 2021 Reviewed by Hsi-Nong Huang It’s my fist time using charcoal. But I’ll say I really enjoy the thickness of it !!!

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13th August 2020 Reviewed by Sarah Caddick quality and versatile

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28th July 2020 Reviewed by Fiona Cano-Lopez Bought to use with my natural charcoal and to save my poor pencils from running out so quick.
Nice and dark, easy to lay down and blend.

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24th August 2019 Reviewed by karolsmg Soooo dark :))

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12th January 2019 Reviewed by Bonnie Husbands Messy but fun.

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27th December 2018 Reviewed by Jennifer Summers Great size and easy to use

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1st July 2018 Reviewed by Anthony Ellis I have only given this 4 stars because I was expecting two, and only received one.

This could have been down to either only one being put in the package of stuff or a misleading description. Nevertheless their was only one. Although it is good.

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21st November 2017 Reviewed by John Hargreaves Excellent product for large scale drawings. Very black and soft, so not very effective for subtle tonal work without more rendering. Makes lots of dust. Rich and creamy very rarely cracks or splinters. So much better than big pieces of charcoal, which can leave brown stains on work.

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13th October 2016 Reviewed by Penny Hughes I love the tones on ths. The shape and size are perfect and it doesn't break or crumble if you apply pressure.

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5th May 2016 Reviewed by Sarah Davis Love these nice and easy to use

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15th April 2016 Reviewed by Anthony Mawson this charcoal is excellent quality

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10th February 2014 Reviewed by adriana Exactly what I was looking for. The size of this charcoal lets me use it in unusual ways.
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