The 72 pencil sets sports a lot of nice colors but when applied they come no where near the color on the pencil wrapper. They are not as waxy as crayons but they are waxy. In regular writing they are so light that the colors come out like pastels. Press harder and you get uneven application of the color, press harder and you get color but you also get a hole in your paper and or impressions. I even tried pressing hard down on card stock. Anyone saying these are artist quality is probably a starving artist. These are going back to the store and won't be allowed near my adult coloring books or craft room. Even the black came out as graphite gray.