There are some new colored pencils in town ~ SoHo Urban Artist Professional Colored Pencils
Here's what Jerry's Artarama's site says about them:
Professional colored pencils developed to meet the demands of artists!
In developing their new line of artists' colored pencils, SoHo Urban Artist went directly to artists themselves to find out precisely what is needed in a high quality colored pencil today. Working from near unanimous requests, SoHo created a line of colored pencils that met or exceeded artists' requirements across the board!
Using highly pigmented, vibrant colors, every shade in the 72-color line has superior light resistance for brilliant and lasting works of art. The 3.8mm leads are securely glued into the hexagonal basswood casings, so the pencils sharpen easily and do not break. The smooth, buttery consistency ensures that each stroke glides across the paper, and multiple layers are made possible by the minimal hazing of these superb colors. Each pencil is lacquered seven times to a smooth, satin black finish, and the tips are dipped in corresponding colors for quick recognition. Produced in conjunction with Cretacolor of Austria, one of the world's oldest and most respected pencil manufacturers, SoHo Professional Colored Pencils are truly an artists' color: designed to last and developed with you in mind!
If you go to the page about them at Jerry's, there's a video and a few reviews. I'm confused because the guy in the video says they're wax based, but the reviews compare them to (my beloved) Polychromos, which are oil. So which is it?
The price is right, so I'm tempted. Like I need more colored pencils.
If anyone tries these, please leave a comment and tell me what you think!
**update - I ordered a set, so we shall see.