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Chalk Pastels - Black/Charcoal Sticks
This type of chalk pastel is great for achieving a true black color in chalk. I recommend using this for outlining your piece (it really makes it "pop") and for a general black color. It's also great to add some shading on some pieces, but be careful! A little goes a long way. You could get this set if you need a lot of black, or get the assorted Graytones set also mentioned on this page.
Tempera Paint - Black Half Gallon
Don't want to commit to multiple paint colors? You can't go wrong with a basic black. This is a fantastic base layer for any chalk drawing. It's like primer on the walls before painting. This is water-based paint and will wash away eventually, but will last much longer than any soft pastel or sidewalk chalk.
Tempera Paint - Basic Colors Set
If you're an aspiring street painter or have one at home, this is a great paint kit to start out with. You can use this paint as a base to put chalk on top of, or use it as liquid chalk instead. This is water-based paint and will wash away eventually, but will last much longer than any soft pastel or sidewalk chalk.