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The tonal range of charcoal by Linda Birch

Linda Birch reveals why charcoal, often regarded as the Cinderella of the art world, is invaluable for gaining an understanding of tone.

How to make your own charcoal with Tony Swaby

Tony shares his tried and tested method for making charcoal.

How to Paint Winter Trees in Pastel with Sandra Orme

Follow Sandra Orme and create a scene of winter trees with evocative winter light using charcoal and soft pastels

Selected Videos for the July 2019 issue of Leisure Painter

Try drawing trees with these video demonstrations

Sketching with Charcoal, Crayons and Pencils

One from our archives - Sketching with Charcoal, Crayons and Pastels by Robin Capon

A sleek professional drawing tool – Robert Dutton recommends the Nitram Stylus charcoal holder

Robert Dutton recommends the latest Nitram Stylus charcoal holder as being the best so far for holding both short and long sticks of charcoal, square and round. He wouldn’t be without his!

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