Nitram Beaux Arts Fusains Extra Soft Charcoal - The Nitram Beaux Arts line takes the Nitram Academie series to the next level of softness while maintaining its form and ability to sharpen to a very fine point. It is designed for the traditional artist in search of deep, rich black tones with the shape and feel of an extra soft vine or willow charcoal. It has a very smooth consistency that blends easily and provides a diverse range of tonal values. It is made using a proprietary old world manufacturing process that ensures reliability for artists of all proficiencies. Unlike vine or willow charcoal sticks, Nitram charcoal will not crumble or skip when used expressively. Artists have discovered that Nitram charcoal erases better and is easier to work than other less expensive charcoal brands. The Beaux Arts series includes batons in six thicknesses all featuring the same extra-soft formula. The 6mm Petits Batons, 8mm Moyen Batons and 12mm Batons Epais are available in boxes of five round batons (sticks). The large format series includes the 25mm Demi round stick, the 50mm Maxi round stick and the 15mm x 46mm x 152mm Demi Bloc rectangular block, which are sold individually.