Holbein Artist Colored Pencils: Exceptional Quality for Artists Holbein Artist Colored Pencils are designed to meet the highest standards for performance and exceptional handling characteristics. They are smooth, easy to draw, blend and cover. Perfect for artists everywhere, they are ideal for sketching, illustrating, sketching and designing. With a soft 3,8mm thick lead, these pencils offer a wide variety of colors made from reliable pigments with high lightfastness ratings. Holbein colored pencils are versatile and work well on all types of paper, providing exceptional covering and blending capabilities.