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I've been doing art in many forms for more than 30 years.
To date I have 3 favorites when it comes to color pencils. The Prismacolor Premier set is my second favorite pencil. My first being the Prismacolor Verithin.
I think the reason most artists choose the premier is because of the composition of the core. They are wax based pencils and blend exceptionally easy. The only caveat to that is they have a tendency to bloom. but this is typical of any wax pencil (and only happens after a few years).
These pencils are outstanding and I recommend only the 132 or the 150 set if you can afford them because having every shade they make means there is simply no color you could be missing.
The one challenge is that the pencils are delicate. they can break the leaads inside just be dropping them. or they can be damaged in shipping.
as meticulous as it may sound, i recommend sharpening every single pencil you get right away. so you know if any suffer core breakage.
if you do run into a broken lead, 5 seconds in a microwave can warm and rebond the core.
Also, i had a set i bought on amazon that had been dropped. i didn't open them for over month so i didn't know. when i did, I contacted prismacolor. They asked to see a picture of the back of the box, and a receipt. they shipped a replacement FedEx overnight the same day.
You will never find better customer service.
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