The Charcoal Sachet has been in development for over 10 years. After working with various artists we have come up with a unique custom fabric that works with the charcoal to both blend and release a specific amount onto the paper to create special textural effects while remaining durable for a lifetime of use.
Combining the blending qualities of a shammy as well as the dispersal properties of a pounce bag, the Charcoal Sachet rises to a new level of textural effects and produces large areas of value unmatched by any other drawing tool.
The custom outer material is woven from a custom blend of threads for the highest level of use. Both the inner weight and outer dimensions are precisely controlled by our craftsmen to be up to the standards of professional artists.
Each Sachet is embroidered with the Edge logo and comes with a custom leather pouch for protection and storage.
If art is more to you than a hobby, and you believe in using only the highest quality tools, then the Charcoal Sachet is made for you.
-Edge Pro Gear Team
Charcoal progression and instruction by Casey Baugh
Almost this entire first stage was accomplished with the Charcoal Sachet. It is perfect for laying in those large masses of value in only seconds and forgiving enough to be worked back into with the kneaded eraser.
After I lay in the value masses with the Sachet, I work both with the kneaded eraser to pull out the lights and with the charcoal pencils and blending stumps to add the darkest portions.
One of my favorite qualities about the Charcoal Sachet is that it does not force the charcoal to get too far into the fibers of the paper. This is especially important in the later stages when I want to pull the charcoal back off with the eraser or create other effects in texture with liquids.
Another great function of the Charcoal Sachet is the top portion of the material. When used in reverse, it can be moved over free standing charcoal powder to create a variety of textural and almost painterly effects.