Podolsk Art Center produces 2 kinds of charcoal: natural and compressed.
Natural charcoal is slowly low-temperature burned willow sticks that provide soft and smooth application, fine lines and natural shade. Can be diluted with water. Works well for drawing techniques as well as for sketching on canvas as it makes very low dust.
Compressed charcoal has deeper colour, more value as it’s made from natural charcoal with pigments added.
Made in Russia.