These are not so much 'pencils' as they are extremely nice crayons. Each pencil is all color! You can sharpen them and use the pointed tip, you can hold them at an angle and make wider strokes of color. You can layer colors on top of each other for more nuanced shading.
The package includes a sharpener and an eraser. Products made by General's are always a good value and these coloring pencils are no exception!