Draw and paint with this set of 40 Caran d Ache Fancolor Color Pencils that respond like watercolor when wet. Bright, water-soluble pencil leads are soft yet strong, providing unlimited blending possibilities. Fancolor pencils are ideal for a wide variety of wet and dry techniques: drawing, crosshatching, graded applications, watercolor effects, and washes. You can also use Fancolor pencils for mixed media projects, along with Caran d Ache Neocolor Pastels and Gouache (sold separately). The hexagonal pencil shaft is finished with a water based varnish. This set comes in a convenient metal tin. Pencils are made with wood from well-managed forests certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). This product meets EN71 safety standards for art materials. Caran d Ache products are ideal for sketching, figure drawing, and portraits. Caran d Ache uses high-quality pigments for colorfastness and excellent lightfastness. For over 80 years, Caran d Ache has inspired amateur and professional artists, providing top quality pastels, pencils, paints, brushes and more.