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Questions and Answers about Pastels

Pastel is one of the most versatile drawing tools available to the modern artist. Pastels contain minimal binder or filler and pastel paintings can be created on a myriad of textured surfaces.

How Artist Charcoal is Made

The following contribution is by Drawing New York member Sharilyn Neidhardt. Charcoal is traditionally made from burnt sticks, usually willow. Grape vines, as the name implies, are also used for vine charcoal in much the