Liquid charcoal in three shades of black allows the leap from drawing to painting/
The new Schmincke liquid charcoal enables a clean, dust-free way of painting, charcoal drawing, and underpainting with charcoal.
Schmincke offers three different colour shades. The three pigments of natural origin used for this (PBk 8, pit black) are created by charring fruit seeds from the EU area and result in the following unique coal nuances:
1. grape seed black - a cool, bluish
2. cherry pit black - a warm, brownish
3. peach stone black - a neutral
Due to the larger quantity of available paint, liquid charcoal can be used to quickly process large areas. The liquid charcoal contains the high-quality binder gum arabic like traditional artists‘ watercolours (gouaches, watercolours, etc.), has a gouache-like consistency and can be diluted with water, so that different shades, structures and layer thicknesses can be achieved by different application. Depending on the substrate and the thickness of the layer, it can be wiped off by hand and removed with water. Used as thin underpainting (e.g. in oil painting), subsequent paints do not become dirty or become less dirty than with conventional charcoal underpainting due to the higher adhesion of the bound carbon pigments to the substrate.
Of course, the liquid charcoal can be combined with drawing charcoal. The blurring and removability of the liquid charcoal depends on the surface of the substrate - the more even and firm the surface, the easier to change the application. Pre-tests are recommended. All three colours are available in 35-ml tubes from art material retailers.
Liquid charcoal from Schmincke does not contain animal products.