Impure carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances; esp., coal made by charring wood in a kiln, retort, etc., from which air is excluded. It is used for fuel and in various mechanical, artistic, and chemical processes.
Finely prepared charcoal in small sticks, used as a drawing implement.
Substance upon which incense is burned in the thurible. There are various types of "self-lighting" charcoals.
Made by the carbonization of wood in heated chambers, in absence of oxygen. Charcoal is frequently used by artists in preparatory stages of a drawing to be finished in another media, but it can also be used to create a finished work which is then protected with a fixative. Oiled charcoals were first used in the sixteenth century and were prepared by soaking the charcoals in linseed oil. Oiled charcoal, when dry, produce a rich black line which is permanent and smudgeproof.
A combustible material made from Wood or other vegetable matter
Used for drawing and for preliminary sketching on primed canvas for oil painting. Natural vine charcoal is very soft and can be easily rubbed off with a soft rag. Natural willow charcoal is harder than vine charcoal and gives a darker line. Compressed charcoal is available in several forms. You can choose from stick form, wood-encased pencils, and peel-as-you-go paper wrapped pencils. These charcoal formulations range from extra soft to hard. Powdered charcoal is used to transfer drawings to surfaces by dusting through "pounced" lines on the drawing. • See pounce wheel.
Compressed burned wood used for drawing.
charred wood, used as the fuel for a charcoal iron furnace
Wood burnt in reduced oxygen to drive off water and gases, leaving the carbon structure intact. Achieves a high temperature when burnt with air blown into the fire and is used in working metal.
made by reducing wood to carbon in heated chambers from which oxygen is removed to prevent combustion. Similar to chalk, charcoal was either cut into pieces and used with a holder or pulverized and recompressed. Charcoal produces an intense, velvety black line which is easily smudged or smeared. Chalk and charcoal are fragile drawing media because their hold on the fibers of the support are tenuous. An excellent use of charcoal can be seen in View of Pont-en-Royan, by LÃ©on-Augustin Lâ€™Hermitte.
Made by slowly heating bundles of twigs in an airtight chamber to produce charred wood instead of ash. The resulting charcoal sticks produce a grayer line than black chalk, one that can also be more easily erased and manipulated. Often it is difficult to tell the difference between black chalk and charcoal with the naked eye.
A black substance made by heating wood in the absence of air.
Cylindrical stick of wood burned without air used to create drawings. Also the name of the drawings produced with this material.
A dark, porous carbon, prepared by charring wood, that is used for drawing.
a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
a stick of black carbon material used for drawing
a drawing made with charcoal
draw, trace, or represent with charcoal
A piece of wood that has been charred in a hot oven with no oxygen. Used in painting to sketch in nature or to outline a drawing before putting paint on the canvas. Composition - Arrangement of subject matter.
Carbonized wood made by charring willow, vine, or other twigs in an airtight container. It is one of the oldest drawing materials, but very unstable without use of fixatives, which makes it impractical for most illustration work.
A wood carbon formed by slowly heating bundles of twigs in airtight chambers, a process that produces charred wood rather than ash. Because charcoal is composed of large, almost weightless, particles and is both very fragile and friable, allowing it to be erased with even the gentlest of rubbing, it is most suited for broad, rapid preliminary sketching on canvas, panel, paper or wall.
An amorphous form of carbon produced by partially burning or oxidizing wood or other organic matter in large kilns from which air is excluded: used as a fuel, filter, gas absorbent, etc.
Made form the partial burning of wood in the absence of oxygen, charcoal was essential for much industrial innovation until the mass exploitation of coal. Nowadays the main market is for barbeques. English hardwoods make excellent charcoal but face competition from cheaper and less sustainable imports. For more information on the history of charcoal in the UK and the benefits of using home produced charcoal see www.englishcharcoal.co.uk.
this is a fuel made by burning wood very slowly.
simulate a charcoal drawing
A dark or black porous carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances (as from wood by charring in a kiln from which air is excluded)
fuel made from burning wood
The residue, primarily carbon, from the partial combustion of wood or other organic matter.
Drawing material made from charred twigs or sticks. It can be easily erased unless a fixative is used. For this reason, it has most typically been used for preparatory sketches – often to be finished with a more permanent medium.
solid product obtained from the destructive distillation and/or thermal degradation of wood. (Forest Management Bureau)
Charcoal is carbonized wood, and is most commonly used for drawing on paper. These drawings are notably freer and often less detailed than pencil drawings.
A black, porous material left over when wood or bones are burned without a full air supply. Consists almost entirely of carbon.
A drawing pencil or crayon made from a black, porous carbonaceous material. Also, charred twigs of willow or vine used by artists because of the various degrees of value achieved when the charcoal is smudged. Collage A picture built up wholly or partly from pieces of paper, cloth, or other material stuck on to the canvas or other ground.
a black, porous, odorless, carbonaceous substance, burning with little or no flame, often used as fuel source for grilling.
A drawing material formed by charring willow under intense heat.
Solid carbon-rich residue derived from incomplete burning of organic material.
An adsorbent carbon product which has about one-third the surface area of activated carbon.
Compressed burned wood used in drawing. Can be made with different woods in for varying degrees of hardness.
Form of carbon, which is created when organic substances are burned without air. Useful where steady long-term heat is desired because of its slow, even burning ability.
Charcoal is the blackish residue consisting of impure carbon obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances. It is usually produced by heating wood in the absence of oxygen (see char), but sugar charcoal, bone charcoal (which contains a great amount of calcium phosphate), and others can be produced as well. The soft, brittle, light, black, porous material resembles coal and is 85% to 98% carbon, the remainder consisting of volatile chemicals and ash.