My husband bought me these to use to color and do art projects with. I was hesitant at first thinking they wouls be cheaply made. I was wrong. The colors are beautiful, and unlike some other brands these are rich and easy to adjust contasting and shading with pressure. They also color over each color well. Not all pencils will do that if they are too wax like. The color names are neat and clearly marked so you cant mix up the colors by accident. The pricepoint is perfect in my opinion for 72 pencils that are full length.