|The same rich, creamy leads of The Premier Colored Pencils but without wood casing to hold you back. No need to sharpen, so you can put your vision to paper ASAP. The soft core is fully exposed so you can lay it on even thicker in a single stroke. To the expert, itís an essential and to the novice itís a good place to start. The high quality pigments can be sharpened to a point or used blunt, perfect for small projects and larger areas of coverage.