Drawing Techniques: a Guide
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Dry Media  
The dry media consist of natural or synthetic mineral or plant substances that deposit crystalline or splinter-like fragments in the paper fibers. Natural chalks. contained their own binders in the form of clay. Charcoal has none. Artists or manufacturers also sometimes added binders. When stroked against the surface of the paper, they deposit fragments in the upper fibers. Consequently they lend themselves more or less easily to erasure and correction. In this way they provide the draftsman with flexibility in his initial inventions.
Stylus Combined chalks
Metalpoint

Black chalk and white heightening

Charcoal

Black and white chalk

Oiled charcoal

Black and red chalk

Black chalk

Black, red, and white chalk

Red chalk Graphite
White chalk Conté crayon
Crayon
Stump
   
   
Supports
Stylus