PRIMO euro blend charcoal pencils and compressed sticks, in black and pure white are premium charcoal. Created with a unique, creamy rich formula, they can be used alone or in combination with other charcoal, pastel, or mixed media. Can also be used for quick layouts for oil painting. Handcrafted in the USA with the highest quality cedar wood to ensure smooth sharpening and performance. PRIMO Bianco is a smooth, pure white premium drawing pencil for highlighting and creating dramatic, opaque whites on colored and dark papers.