I bought these for my daughter as she is quite competent at art but has never tried watercolour pencils before. They are of excellent quality and have a great range of colours along with the added extras of a sharpener and blending brush. The packaging held the pencils firmly in place so none got damaged in transit. The leads are good quality allowing a good depth of colour to be left on the paper without crumbling. The blending gives a good representation of using watercolour paint with less mess.
In all they are a good purchase for both beginner and experienced user alike.
DISCLAIMER: I received this item at a discounted price in return for a honest and unbiased review.