An assortment of 30 (approximately) half length sticks of various diameters. The perfect choice for anyone wanting to try willow charcoal drawing for the first time. This box contains several thin sticks and a mixture of medium and thick sticks.
Coates- Handmade fine English charcoal
Coates Willow Charcoal is known as the world's finest charcoal made from willow rods, in the best quality for the highest artistic demands. It is soft and full-tone in abrasion and can be easily erased.
Please note that willow charcoal is a completely natural product made from farmed willow grown on the Somerset plateau.
The sizes of the charcoal pencils are approximate. One end of the carbon stick is different in size from the other end. The English family Coate has been producing natural charcoal from willow trees for 40 years. It is well known that willows grow very quickly and the willow branches become up to 2.50 m long after a growing period (May-October). The rapid growth is responsible for the soft willow wood and thus for the soft texture of the charcoal, the charring process of which takes about 3 days in several work steps. On the stick made of willow charcoal, you can sometimes see exactly where the leaves were removed from the willow stick, as well as the soft central pulp in the core of the stick.
# 61401 | 25 thin sticks | Ø2-3mm | A box of 25 sticks of thin willow charcoal. These sticks have a diameter of approx. 2-3 mm and are ideal for fine, detailed drawing. This charcoal is made on top of the willow rod where the wood is thinnest.
# 61402 | 25 medium sticks | Ø 5-6mm | A box of 25 medium-sized sticks, approximately 4 to 6 mm in diameter. This is the most popular size.
# 61403 | 25 short sticks | Ø3-12mm | A selection of 30 (approximately) half-length sticks in various diameters. The perfect choice for anyone wanting to try drawing charcoal for the first time.
# 61404 | 4 extra thick sticks | Ø 12-14mm | A box with four extra thick sticks with a size of approx. 12-14 mm. This box of four extra large willow wood pens is perfect for large jobs
# 61405 | 12 thick sticks | Ø 7-9mm | A box of 12 sticks of thick charcoal, ideal for all charcoal drawings.
# 61411 | 1 jumbo stick | Ø 15mm | These sticks are made from two year old willow branches. These very chunky sticks are great for really large drawings and are strong enough to be used on all types of surfaces.