These are my favorite drawing and writing material right now. They are woodless, meaning it is all color throughout the entire pencil. They go on so smooth and make drawing so much fun. I also love writing with them. I use them every night when I write in the boys' journals.
Specifics: KOH-I-NOOR Woodless Colour Pencils. Made in Czech Republic.
I bought ours at Michael's craft store. Great when you have coupons as they can be expensive. This is a set of 24 but our first set was only 12.
They are a woodless pencil with a lacquer-coat. Can sharpen with a regular pencil sharpener. They blend well and have such wonderful shades of colors. They can break easily if dropped so beware!