The sanguine is mostly used for drawing nudes and for portraits, especially for its warm tone, the luminosity and the soft stroke, which are particularly suitable to reproduce the shapes and the colour of the human figure.

The softness of the matter: the stroke that gets thinner or coarser, the soft and velvety tones, the vivid red and the brown, makes sanguine something more than a simple drawing stick; it’s rather an excellent tool to express shape, light, colour, volume.