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It smudges easily, can be rubbed and blended, highlights can be picked out with a putty eraser or by using white chalk. It requires the use of wire fixative.
Charcoal
Can be brushed or scraped on with a knife, does not blend easily but will blend if used with turpentine and a brush on cotton wool. It can be used on top of an acrylic but acrylic can not be used over it. When wet, it takes a while to dry so colours can be moved around the surface.
Oil pastel
It can be used neat - diluted with water. It dries rapidly so you can overpaint without disturbing the colours beneath. It can be used thick and solid applying with a palette knife, can be mixed with other media, is transparent, produces perfect washes without hard edges, water based, dries to a matt finish.
Acrylic
Common types; Indian, Chinese. Variety comes in a range of colours - black being the most popular. Can be diluted to give a lighter effect. Smudges using a brush. Good for achieving tonal effects using lines. Good effect can also be achieved using it with wax or oil pastel. Can produce a freer and more rapid drawing method.
Ink
Can be used as paints, diluted with water, mixed with other media, smudged, rubbed, blended, highlighted with eraser. Cotton wool can be used for blending. Requires the use of a fixative.
Chalk pastel