I am an artist and also photographer and card maker and I just love the watercolor pencils. I use them everyday. At first I couldn't sharpen them then I got an old type sharpener that we had in school and I was on my way. The only thing with the pencils is that they are very soft so you have to be care sharpening them. But, I still keep going because I love them.
I love these pencils--they are so easy to use. I have tried several others but these are the best. I will have to have all the sets!
I have all 6 sets & love them all! The colors are great & cover a large spectrum for colors- They also blend really well! Only downside is that there are a few duplicate pencils throughout the 6 sets, so you may not need ALL the sets-BUT the duplicate pencils I found are mostly the neutral colors & I personally use those a lot, so I don't mind having extras of certain colors/pencils.
The colors from these watercolor pencils don't appear to be anything special when you first apply them to a card. But once you add water, the colors are just stunning! And similar colors transition well for color blending.
I ordered my set in May and just used it for the first time July 21. When I wanted to use the pink # 34 I discovered I had two #8 and no #34. The same thing happened with the next to darkest color #97. My set had two #119 and no #97. My fault for not checking when it first arrived but it makes me cautious about ordering another set. I have ordered one other set on this site and it was fine and two other sets elsewhere which were fine but this one bad experience makes me wonder what I'll get if I ordered another. Also, they don't sell individual pencils so I can't replace the missing colors. So, always check the numbers on your pencils when they arrive.
While I did not like this particular product, I can't say enough about the service at Scrapbook.com! They are really, really fast! And always very friendly. And they have a great selection and great prices!