The Portrait Assortment set of 20 colored pencils by Caran D’Ache is the ideal tool for creating ultra-realistic artistic portraits of both people and animals, including flesh colors, warm and cold shades, as well as dark tones. The pinkish white, yellow, ochre, orange, red and shades of blue and violet complement each other while offering perfect balance so that they can even be used on their own. Part of the Caran D'Ache Luminance 6901 collection, these 20 new shades are top quality coloured pencils that have exceptionally high lightfastness and pigment levels with the smoothness of a permanent lead and a velvety core which readily blend and layer to create gradients and shades. Swiss made from 1915 to the present day. Caran d’Ache was founded when Geneva had no other pencil maker. The city was filled with watchmakers and jewelers and that atmosphere of detail and innovation affected this company. They designed the first mechanical pencil, invented the first watercolor pencil and their line of pencils, luminance 6901, won a certificate for the highest lightfastness. In all their products there’s care for the environment in which they source materials, the quality of craftsmanship, and the safety and experience of the people whose hands will eventually hold these tools.