Nitram Charcoal is produced using a unique process that maintains the wood’s cell structure to increase durability and prevent breakage. Unlike willow and vine, Nitram is not brittle and is less prone to breakage. It also creates less dust, making it a better choice for those sensitive to the dust of willow and vine charcoal. Less dust means less mess. Nitram’s variety of grades provides rich blacks and superior tonal values.
The Nitram B is a soft charcoal that produces a rich black. It’s soft, yet can hold a point.
The Nitram HB is a medium soft charcoal is the one most preferred for drawing and sketching. Nitram HB’s superior hold is perfect for homogenizing tones and retaining tonal detail.
The Nitram H can be sharpened to an extra fine point for creating fine detail. Also, the unique hardness of Nitram H makes lighter and mid-tones easier to attain. Learn how to sharpen your Nitram charcoal.