These fine art, professional watercolor pencil sets offer many distinctive shades of color in a high performance pencil. The fine pigments in Lyra's colored leads are soft and blendable, and can be dissolved almost completely with water. Apply them directly and then soften them with a brush. Each Rembrandt Aquarell color offers brilliance and lightfastness of the highest standard. Create shades that range from opaque to nearly transparent. Lyra Aquarell Pencils are packed in durable tin boxes, each containing a beautiful assortment of shades. For a full listing of the colors in each set, please refer to the Item Specs tab of this page. Pencils are pre-sharpened. Leads are 4 mm in diameter, quite thick for a colored pencil.