For 200 years Austria’s Cretacolor has manufactured the highest quality drawing materials. The Cretacolor Aqua Monolith pencils are unusual because they are a woodless watercolor pencil. Each pencil contains a pure pigment stick of water-soluble color that is encased in a durable lacquer. There isn’t a better value for art supplies around in an art pencil because you have a solid stick of pure color. Each pencil set comes in an attractive tin to keep your watercolor pencils protected when you are on the go or in the studio.