Let's look at the more common dry drawing materials.
Graphite and Charcoal:
These are being treated as one category because of their similarities and not because of their differences. The sticks and pencils of both materials come in various degrees of softness.
|Charcoal Compressed Sticks|
Graphite and charcoal are ancient materials and still popular. They also come in pencils in standard wood casings. Also, we must not forget monolithic (no wood casing) graphite pencils and the more recent water soluble graphite pencils.
Years ago I explored these two materials but they were difficult to master. They were replaced by other drawings materials as I discovered them.
See the next post for more information.