This is a nice set of markers. The result is partially pastel and partially nostalgic. It is difficult to explain the look but it is very different than my other marker sets which tend to have bright vivid colors. The variety of colors in this set is also very plentiful and I do like how the color caps are on both ends of the markers.
I prefer the cylinder shaped pens but this partially squarish design works as well but just not as comfortable.
Not all of the marker pens feel the same, some tips are very hard when coloring, while others are soft. I've also noticed that some of the colors do not appear to align completely with the colors on the end of the cap. The weird thing is that several of the markers have the same name printed on them but are clearly different colors. For instance , I have 2 different Cool Grey pens but they are clearly different shades.
Some of the color names arrived partially missing/rubbed off. The numbering system is different too. For instance, some of the markers are regular numbers like 1 , 2, 172, etc.. but others are numbers and letters like BG5 or WG7. The numbers also does not appear to make sense. In my picture i show all of the green markers in number order but as you can see in the picture, the gradual flow isnt there.
The pens tend to bleed across the paper quickly and also bleed through the paper a lot. I ended up having to have other paper underneath because i got ink on my table. It even bleeds through card stock easily. Some of the colors blend better than others when shading. The wide and fine point tips on either end of the same marker work well together.
In reference to one of the questions asked on the page above, I too did not receive a list of colors / color diagram as it appears as I should have.
As a side note: My wife tried the pens and hated the feel as well as how they colored on the paper. She told me that I should give them to my 4 yo daughter to use. EDIT: Also, after writing the review, a rep for the company contacted me offering to replace the set. Due to good customer service, I bumped it from 3 to 4 stars.