This set of 24 soft core coloring pencils is great for my adult coloring books. i like to spend hours of relaxation time coloring beautiful pictures. These help me do that. The colors are very vivid and the pencils are soft lead so they make coloring a spot easy. These blend and detail very easily. They come in a very nice metal box to keep them all safe from falling about and getting their points knocked off. all of the pencils come pre-sharpened. A very nice set for all stages of artist!