Drawing with colored leads is a recent art trend that has only been available for the last 120 years. Over the last 25 years, there have been significant improvements in colored pencils. Cezanne¬Æ colored pencils by Creative Mark feature the best improvements and allow you to experience the joy of drawing in color. Your artwork will stay vibrant over time with colored pencils that have good to very good lightfastness. Cezzane¬Æ Colored Pencils contain non-toxic pigments and not dyes or other toxic substances. State of the art binders allows the pencil color to release easily on any paper, board, or canvas. Cezanne¬Æ colored pencils use top quality hardwood that is easy to sharpen. The lead is soft with a large 3.3m diameter lead. The 72 and 120 color set are packaged in an attractive metal tin with double hinged lid.