Ideal for those learning to write, these colored pencils feature a three-sided ergonomic shape with a grooved grip zone that provides offset slide guards for thumb, index and middle fingers to support an optimal writing hold. The pencils have grooves down the whole length of the pencil ensuring a natural tripod grip even after sharpening. The lead is extra-strong and the wood casing is made from FSC certified wood. They work well for both right- and left-handed users. The 12-color set includes light chrome, dark orange, pale geranium lake, light carmine, pink madder lake, blue violet, light cobalt, light blue, Hookers green, moss green, raw umber and black. The 24-color set adds white, lemon, light orange, rose carmine, light flesh, magenta, Paris blue, aquamarine, light green, gold ochre and medium gray. The 36-color set includes all colors above plus zinc yellow, dark flesh, oriental blue, peacock blue, sea green, gray green, Van Dyke brown, ochre, Indian red, burnt carmine, purple and silver gray.