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Koh-I-Noor Progresso woodless pencils have a smooth feel and excellent lay down properties preferred by professional artists. They have a weighty feel, which is ideal for drawing, coloring, and illustrating.
Each high-density pencil includes five times as much lead as a regular pencil. Pencils are pre-sharpened and have a lacquer coating. They can be sharpened in any pencil sharpener.
Set of 12 Colors
White, Light Orange, Orange, Dark Violet, Sap Green, Paris Blue, Black, Brown, Light Vermilion, Light Blue, Light Green, Light Yellow.
Set of 24 Colors
Light Yellow, Orange, White, Sap Green, Hookers Green, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Dark Violet, Light Vermilion, Carmine, Brown, Black, Dark Yellow, Pink, Scarlet Lake, Light Violet, Sky Blue, Paris Blue, Light Green, Dark Green, Light Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Natural Sepia, Light Gray.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Comments about Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colored Pencil Sets:
I gave these pencils the highest ratings in all categories even though I do have a few complaints. But overall they're such a wonderful product and value that I can't think of anything that competes even closely. Most of all I love the soft touch. After coloring with only these pencils for a while, it's real hard to go back to other pencils. (I need to apply twice as much pressure to get the same pigment on the paper.) But they are more fragile than other pencils. Two of mine (out of a set of 24) are broken. More importantly, I'm not completely happy with the color selection. I often need colors that are simply not there and blending/layering will only take you so far. I wish they offered a wider color selection, even if for a higher price. In particular, the choice of reds is very poor. There are many blues to choose from and certainly more than enough purples — but only one red. I've seen one of the pencils (#15) listed as red, but to me it's all purple. It may not seem like a big deal, but for someone favoring red palettes, I have to constantly reach for something else to get by. And I don't like it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Moon Diva Art
from Hattiesburg, MS
Being an illustrator, I spend thousands of dollars over the course of my work on art supplies. My favortie medium is colored pencils and while there are many great brands on the market, none compare to Progresso's woodless. The brands fashioned like a lead pencil tend to require frequent sharpening with the lead falling out consisently. You do not have to worry about this issue with the woodless styles. If you are tired of frequent sharpening and messy strokes from poor application, this is the brand to try!
from Waterford, PA
Holding it feels so comfortable. The pigment is vibrant and the lay down is so very smooth!
Lovely set of colored pencils
This selection of colors is great for a hobbyist (me). I love how smoothly they draw and blend with each other. Their woodless construction means I get more color than a regular pencil. I like them very much.
Fun to Color With
from Riverfalls WI
Endless pencil, no stopping to sharpen in some cases. Like the feel of a substandcial tool
from Fort Bliss
I use them with the coloring books as my counselor has me doing.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Snellville, GA
I've started coloring and these work great!!
from mobile, al
They are great because there is no wood to break off in sharpener.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Vibrant and smooth laydown
These are a lot of fun to use. The whole pencil is made out of pigment and binder, so I thought they'd be very fragile, but none of them have broken yet. It is easy to layer them, but blending isn't that great so you'll end up with pencil lines. They also leave small blobs of pigment as you color. Doing more layers and blending with solvent might achieve more of a paining-like drawing, but I haven't tried that with these. These feel like more of a hobby product than an artists' product. It seems I'm writing a lot of negatives, but they really are good for the price. The colors are much more vibrant, and layer much better than children's colored pencils. I reach for these when I don't want to spend a lot of time making a finished piece of art, but rather want to do quick sketches. They are not so expensive that you feel bad about wasting them on things that aren't meant to be framed up. It's fun to try out different ideas with these, and do the finished work with something better.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I love these colored pencils
from San Diego, CA
Most colored pencils I've used that were cheaper than this were not really worth having. They seemed streaky, brittle, gritty, hard to use, never could get a smooth, consistent layer of color, and because of that I never really used colored pencils.But one day I happened across Koh-I-Noor pencils on sale, and I decided to try them out. Glad I did! These were the chocolate of pencils - they went on so smooth. Koh-I-Noor became my only brand of pencils. :)The colors are vivid, blending is a nice experience (!), and although colored pencils can never make perfectly consistent area of color (like a high-quality marker could) these are the best I've used, and they are just fine for me.One of the reasons they are so great to use is that being completely filled with lead, the area you are coloring can be huge. But because of this, they ARE fragile and will break with only being dropped a foot or two, but I have not had them arrive broken. I use these to color my own fantasy illustrations. I'm not into coloring books, but these pencils could be used with coloring books and be great.
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