Superior-quality water-soluble colored pencils for exacting standards. Perfect for mixed media applications, can be used with Pablo permanent colored pencils, gouache and Neocolor pastels. Great for crosshatching, gradations, washes and unlimited blending possibilities. Bright colors with excellent lightfastness. Recommended for work on large surfaces. 120 colors in assortments and available individually. Lead: Water-soluble, soft, 3.8 mm, high breaking strength, very economical due to their exceptional covering power Shaft: hexagonal with pencil end sealed with the same color cap as lead, marked with color name and code. Constructed with premium grade Cedar. Certified: FSC, Forrest Stewardship Council. Conforms to ASTM D-4236 and EN71 (CE). Soft lead requires the use of a sharp, high quality pencil sharpener.