DRAWING:VIDEO:Hard/Soft Compressed Charcoal Rendering Dynamics

Here is a short video showing the difference in hard/soft compressed charcoal use on a somewhat grainy gradation. You MUST have adequate material already on the surface for the hard charcoal use/application to be as effective as possible. In addition, you must also exercise careful pressure control as overly aggressive applications of high-binder material will adversely affect surface (e.g., removing material, burnishing the tooth, or breaching the surface).