Sometimes you just need a little color in your life!
I recently got a set of Faber-Castel Polychromos Artist‘s Pencils. I‘ve always used Prismacolor pencils, but over the last few years the quality of the pencils themselves has gone down hill. So I was looking around to see if there was anything better and found the Polychromos.
For starters, they are oil-based, instead of wax-based. That means the pencil lead is harder, and puts down a more vibrant layer very quickly.