Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils are made from professional, artist grade materials and are the perfect coloring medium for beginners to advanced colorists. Rich, vibrant pigments and expertly balanced shades provide superior blending. The velvety cores are protected by handsome matte black casings. Whether you're a beginner, a hobbyist or a professional artist, these premium pencils are ideal for all your creative work, from quick sketches to intricate details. Permanent and waterproof. Are you ready for a WOW?!?! Use our blendable colored pencils on top of an already finished project you've done with Spectrum Noir Markers (sold separately) to add even more depth, color and 3 dimensional effects. You'll be astonished at what you'll be able to achieve with the two mediums together. A detailed explanation of the technique and tutorials is available on our Intermediate Coloring Techniques DVD (sold separately). Each set of pencils is packed so that there are 3 shades of a color for blending, and each set of colors has been produced with a particular use of coloring style in mind. Each set is intended to be a fantastic addition to your studio on their own, but together create a spectacular rainbow of color. You'll also want to be sure to check out the available accessories.