Third Place Winner
by Sandy Birkholz of Los Gatos, CA
"I was a little skeptical about these new pencils at first, then I started working with them. They are indeed "buttery" in their application, and (most important to me, a "starving artist") the leads do not break! No matter how much pressure I applied to the paper, the leads held up beautifully. As you layer the colors, these pencils seem to self-burnish, leaving a beautiful, deep color with a gorgeous finish. An added benefit-the colors don't smear as you work! I can't wait to start my next drawing, using Soho Colored Pencils, of course!"