Using watercolor pencils is very similar to using a 'normal' pencil or colored pencil. You hold them the same way, you sharpen the same way, and you can erase them. It's when you add water into the equation that their uniqueness appears. You can mix colors together, blend areas of colo, and lift off color, just like you can with 'normal' watercolor paint. The Possibilities are endless! contains 12 colors from Faber-Castell.