To get the best outcomes from charcoal, a ton of specialists use paper that has a rough surface (more teeth). These aides give your charcoal something to "grip" to. You can likewise utilize surface gesso to make an optimal surface. Since charcoal is more delicate than graphite, we'd prescribe utilizing a hobby blade to sharpen it. Utilize another sharp edge for best outcomes and cautiously slide the blade away from yourself along the pencil tip. Need to make a better tip? Get some fine-tooth sandpaper from your nearby hardware shop and delicately sand your charcoal back until you're satisfied with it. Need to add a scramble of shading? Charcoal works great in a mix with pastels, pencils and other dry media.