I have had very good luck with Prang Professional colored pencils. They are very fat pencils like Kindergarten biggie crayons.
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Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: disappointed with colored pencils
Even with the most expensive sets-(Prismacolor), you'll find the same problem.
I'm a colored pencil artist and the only thing that helps extend the life of the pencil is shaving it with an exacto knife instead of a sharpener. Of course that's not a possibility, except at the high school level, but I work at a private Christian school
and I don't have to worry about fights with a knife. Creatacolor makes a solid core "monolith"pencil and those are really expensive- but it solves the problem.
Patti in Fla. ---