Prismacolor Art Stix offer the same high-quality formula as Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. They are shaped to provide the convenience and coverage of pastels, but without the dusty mess. Each color features high-quality pigments for rich color saturation and a creamy, soft consistency for smooth color laydown and superior blending and shading. Each stick measures 3 1/ " x 1/4" (82mm x 6mm), making it ideal for coverage of large areas. Prismacolor Art Stix are available in 48 brilliant colors, and the range precisely matches Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil, Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencil and Prismacolor Watercolor Colored Pencil palettes.