Maries Charcoal Stick


  • Willow Charcoal
  • Thin Sticks
  • Quantity: 25 pieces
  • Sizes available: 2-4mm , 4-5mm, 5-7mm, 7-9mm


What is Charcoal?

Like graphite, charcoal is a form of carbon.


Charcoal, however, is made from burning wood until the resulting substance is the correct consistency for drawing.


Charcoal comes in soft, medium, or hard consistencies. Similarly to graphite, the hardest charcoal will give you the lightest values while the darkest charcoal will give you the darkest values.


Also charcoal comes in both sticks and pencils and made of powdered charcoal that’s mixed with clay or resin, then pressed into a stick or pencil core.


This medium tends to be darker than even the darkest graphite, so you can get a wide range of values from the whitest white of the paper to extremely dark areas.


Pros of Charcoal:

  • Easier for beginners because you can use big, broad strokes
  • More suitable for larger drawings
  • Can achieve darker values easier
  • Faster to work with


Cons of Charcoal

  • Extremely messy to work with
  • Less portable
  • Smudges easily

Maries Charcoal Stick

PriceFrom S$4.40