Drawing is a long time hobby of mine, and I've recently been doing some art for some friends I play D&D with. Unfortunately, the only thing I had to color with was a 72 pack of crayola. I did a little looking around and decided to try out markers, and after a bit of digging I decided that these seemed to be the best deal based on variety, quantity, and price. I don't have a lot to compare them to as far as similar products go, but from the use I've gotten out of them so far, they work perfectly. Good variety of colors, they blend well, and look quite nice. The two different tips help a lot, allowing for finer details or block coloring. No clue how they hold up to the more expensive 'brand name', but as far as them being used as a learners kit, I'd say five stars across the board.