This set by Unison contains 8 sticks of BRAND NEW color that are intended for use in shadows. Many artists add life to their portraits and landscapes by putting color into the shadows. A great set for underpainting effects! Unison says: Unisons new set of eight colors brings out the warm life in the shadows and the cool mystery they harbour. These are colors that make the shadows real, inviting, and vital. Bring life to your shadows. Bring richness, depth, and meaning.