Nitram is neither willow or vine charcoal. It is produced using a unique process that maintains the wood’s cell structure to increase durability and prevent breakage while providing rich blacks and superior tonal values.
Due to its unique manufacturing process, it creates less dust when used or sharpened - making it a better choice for those sensitive to the dust of willow and vine charcoal.
If there are no retailers near you that carry Nitram Charcoal, you can order directly from us HERE. You could also ask your local art store if they are interested in carrying Nitram.
The Nitram H can be sharpened to an extra fine point for creating fine detail. The unique hardness of Nitram H makes lighter and mid-tones easier to attain. The Nitram HB is a medium soft charcoal is the one most preferred for drawing and sketching. Nitram HB’s superior hold is perfect for homogenizing tones and retaining tonal detail. The Nitram B is a soft charcoal that produces a rich black. It’s soft, yet can hold a point.
You can locate one of the many fine retailers that carry Nitram Charcoal HERE.
For working in the large, Nitram offers three selections of charcoal that won’t create the mess that a charcoal chunk makes. Along with clean, crisp drawing, Nitram charcoals are wrapped with paper so the artist doesn’t need to worry about accidentally touching paper or canvas with a soiled finger. In 25 mm, 50 mm and 15 mm x 46 mm.
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