The pencils are really the softest and best quality you can easily find, but their price and need to be sharpened so frequently are stumbling blocks. Thank goodness for Walmart, you can find Prismacolor Premier easily and for a good price. My store actually had the 24 count pack in the back to school clearance section for only $10.00. need I say that is a steal?
The pencils come sharpened in a unique way which no sharpener can duplicate (at least I have not found one in the many sharpeners I've looked into). The pencils are sharpened to a short, sharp point instead of the usual long sharp point. The way the come - the short sharp point - is probably the way they should be sharpened and is intended for the softness of the core. If you are able to sharpen them in the same way, you have much less waste. [Prismacolor should include the sharpener, it would really help] So the pencils are NOT for fine detail, they are for laying down thick, juicy colour. And that is why these pencils are the most popular and sought after.
Just remember, because the core is soft you will use up the pencils very quickly.
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