These soft, smooth, velvety colored pencils can be mixed and blended to create an infinite spectrum of rich, vibrant color. Ideal for a wide range of drawing styles, from finely detailed illustrations to bold, contemporary still life and portraiture. The color glides smoothely over a wide variety of drawing surfaces. Soft textured leads allow the quick lay down of solid blocks of vibrant color. Layer upon layer can be applied for deep, luscious color. The pencils themselves are made from top quality Californian incense cedar, for easy sharpening. Acid free and tested for lightfastness.