An effective play of light and shadow, transparency and colour, subtlety and boldness can be created by both hobby and professional artists alike using the high-quality, water-soluble Staedtler karat aquarell watercolour pencils. They offer infinite creative potential - even making it possible to combine fine detail with large area washes. Their break-resistant leads, available in up to 60 vibrant, lightfast colours are now even softer and more colour-intensive and retain their vibrancy even when blended with water. Whether used for making quick sketches when out-and-about or for doing more detailed work back home, Staedtler karat aquarell watercolour pencils can always be relied upon to transfer your ideas to paper. Karat aquarell are high-quality watercolour pencils in a hexagonal shape. The watercolour leads can be used dry or blended with water. This means they are apt for a wide range of creative effects when colouring, drawing or water colouring with water and brush. The leads have high blending quality and a smooth, colour-intensive performance. The lead has a diameter of 3 mm and is specially break-resistant. The pencils are easy to sharpener with any quality metal sharpener. The 60, assorted colour pencils are supplied in a practical tin.