So I bought these Coloured pencils after seeing a friend using them, these are an oil based, Soft Core pencils. These come In there own case where each pencil is standing up Tip down in super dense foam to protect them. They are from Amazon and they came in all perfect no tip for me was damaged at all.The only Flaw is that the pencils are in twos so if you pull out too many they start to fall over but really that is so minor truthfully
This set has a lot of Yellows in it but I enjoy the varieties of Yellow tones as I use them a lot, The Colour barrels don't exactly match but they are close enough to know what your grabbing once you get use to using them. The stand is good to use and makes it easy to find the colours your looking for.
The case makes them not shake around at all. When all inside the foam in the bottom holds two rows together so if you pull a couple out they do move around freely, which is a little pain , But so does a pencil case or storing in tins which is what I do. This set up works really easy for me to play with and it is a thin case which is perfect for me.
These have an amazing amount of layering ability too you can do a LOT of layers so Bonus
This is also a translucent set if your using black papers you will notice the colours can feel muted.
Here is a flower I created using them with many layers on it and these would allow me to layer like crazy which is something other pencils don't allow so Big bonus for those that like to be heavy handed.
They sharpen well holding a tip fantastic
The package is pretty and I do find myself grabbing these pencils more then the others
Pros - Thick centered Lead 3.8 mm
Holds a point really well
Almost no bloom on the page - that waxy look this looks matte
The colour are stamped a little small (but the company is fixing that and making it larger)
Slightly water soluble so if your sealing your art work do a test first and make sure it's well blended
but this is also great for blending together without having to buy an odorless solvent but you could use a blender pen in a pinch too
Like most art work SOUTH facing Walls try to avoid Direct sunlight as it will fade most things.
So as you can see a lot did fade but I compared it to the flower that I did the same day and that looks fantastic still as I have it in a book.
NONE OF THESE HAVE BEEN BLENDED
made them more pigmented and removed or altered some of the ones I have reviewed so this now is
Why they Layer amazing and Blend so well along with being really great to blend with just a touch of water no need for Solvents.
Can be blended down with a Blender Pen super easy too
thanks for looking