AmazonBasics Colored Pencils – 48-Count Set

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AmazonBasics Colored Pencils – 48-Count Set
AmazonBasics Colored Pencils – 48-Count Set


  • Explore your creativity with a wide variety of colors
  • Contains artist-quality soft lead for rich pigment and smooth application
  • Includes a tin storage case with a built-in tray to keep pencils organized and protected
  • Use for fine detail drawing as well as shading and layering
  • Set contains 48 pencils
  • Conforms to ASTM D4236

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Specification: AmazonBasics Colored Pencils – 48-Count Set

Product Dimensions

27.79 x 2.44 x 19.2 cm, 603.84 Grams

Date First Available

June 5 2018



Place of Business

Seattle, WA 98109, USA

Item model number

Hobby 4.0-48c

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13 reviews for AmazonBasics Colored Pencils – 48-Count Set

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  1. audrey c

    Je suis déçu des crayons. Je dessine habituellement avec les prismacolor. J’ai voulu vou démontrer la différence entre les 2. La photo tres peux dessiné a été fait avec les crayon amazone et la page plus coloré est avec les crayons prismacolor. Pour les dégradés , les crayons prismacolor sont 1000% mieux. Les crayons amazone se confonde moins l’un dans l’autre. On voit plus les coups de crayons.

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  2. Mrs Happy

    I received my set today and I immediately made a test chart of the colors. They go on smooth…like crayolas. It takes awhile to fill in all the ‘white’ of the original artwork. I did not do the shading but it may NOT ‘shade’ too well because of the labor it takes to get the color to sit down smooth on the paper. One thing I did not like was the tiny pieces of the point of the pencil breaking off…I have not had this happen in my FC Polychromos, Prismacolors, etc. I would certainly get these for a child 6 years old and up to about 12, but after that they need a better quality. These that I got today are going to a grandchild who will love them. I will experiment with them a little more, but was disappointed that they are not the quality I want for myself. I thought with Amazon tying their name to the product that we would be getting a fantastic set. AGAIN, THE PLUSES ARE: GREAT COLORS, CAN READ NAMES ON PENCILS, SUPER GIFT FOR CHILDREN OR SOMEONE JUST STARTING TO LEARN TO DO ADULT COLORING. I will do an update after I test the shading ease.

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  3. Tammy Dorn

    Amazon Basics Premium coloured pencils are awesome! These wax based pencils have lovely colours. They are not as soft as Prisma’s and sharpen easily. I paid $37.98 CAD for the set of 72 colours. The colour names are on each barrel. I’m including a blank colour chart for others to use. They layer and blend well with with blending pencil, other pencils and Gamsol (odourless mineral spirits). I did a colour chart and coloured this squirrel eating sunflowers with them. The colouring page is from Kimberley Hawthorne’s Life Escapes Colouring collection 2 book. In my opinion these pencils are excellent.

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  4. Anon E. Moose

    Simply put if you don’t care about lightfast rating and don’t mind the slightly awkward packaging of the 72 set at least, these are the best pencil in my opinion on the market.
    The cores are about the same as Arteza for hardness and smoothness. Color vibrancy is just as brilliant as the more expensive brands such as Prismacolor and Arteza. If you are used to the blending capabilities of anything Prisma or better you will be let down, you can blend it’s just not as nice or as easy. Of the 2 72 sets I have ordered both came with defects but none so bad as to need or want replacement.
    One last thing of note, the 72 tins are kind of odd, I know one day the lid will pop off while in a backback and pencils will fly. I suggest a few rubber bands to secure the lid if travelling or being even a little rough with it.
    Other than a few minor issues, good job Amazon on a good quality product without the insane high price.

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  5. Coloring fan !

    J’ai acheté ces crayons quelques mois passés à leur sortie. J’espère les ai utilisé que la semaine dernière et j’en dois vous avouer que ces crayons sont magnifiques. Ils se mélangent bien et les couleurs sont vives et pas besoin de plusieurs couches afin d’avoir un beau pigment oh non ils sont très bien dès la 1iere couche. Alors j’en les recommande vivement.

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  6. Joe and Rene

    I have bought SEVERAL different brands of colored pencils from Amazon. I’m into adult coloring books so getting good, vibrant pencils is very important. The problem 90% of the time is that the pencil will not resharpen. The lead either breaks or falls out. I found a brand that passes all my checks but they are spendy. Then I found these. I’m a believer. They are vibrant, and resharpen just fine. The price is perfect too. If you’re into adult coloring and looking for quality pencils, buy these. You will not be disappointed.

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  7. Darlene Jenkinson

    72 pencils .. good size and nice colors. My 1st use i seen good quality. These color heave or light and what impressed me is they dont wear down easy .. got good mileage out of them . sturdy pencils .. love them

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  8. Betti

    Wow Amazon pulling out all the stops for this beautiful set of coloured pencils. I never find the tray inserts for most pencils very good but the tin is a nice feature and the quality of the pencils is really impressive. I went into this purchase not having high hopes but! I was greatly surprised. If you love drawing or adult colouring I highly recommend this product. Also, a lot of people complain that they have trouble sharpening some colored pencils and yes there are some terrible ones out there. However make sure you are using a sharpener that is ideal for colored pencils. I discovered I kept making the error of using the graphite side of a dual sharpener and it kept breaking my colored pencils as I sharpened so pay attention to that.

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  9. Debbie N

    I will give Amazon a A for effort but I think they still could be improved. They seem to have listened to other people critique of other pencils and tried to make the perfect pencil. Here is a list of positive things. Very nice range of colors for a 72 set. There are a few lighter colors which I love. They all have color Names. They also all have numbers and they are in color order. They sharpen well. They color well for the most part and don’t wear down as fast as prismacolors. List of things that I dislike. The tips of the pencils crumble a lot when coloring. There is quite a bit of pencil dust. The colors will move when wet.(like a watercolor pencil but not as much). I like to use a combination of regular pencils and watercolor pencils on a page. I want my regular pencils to stay where they are but these do not. I would give them a 3 1/2 stars if I could. They are not worth 4 stars but are a little better than a 3. They are nice for regular coloring not mixed media.
    Edited to say. I also like the tin. I didn’t need to buy case for these. When I use them I just take one tray out of the tin and place it is the cover. They stay sturdy and I can see all the colors.

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  10. alianthia

    I am not saying that these would replace my higher end pencils.
    I have all the big names; Faber Castel’s polychromos, all the Derwent line and Caran D’Ache Pablos…
    However, these pencils CERTAINLY hold their own in that lineup. They are perhaps not as vivid but have good colours, and the leads are very creamy , making them easy to blend. For those on a budget, you won’t be disappointed with these…

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  11. Amazon customer

    I gave 5 stars because of the color range and price. I think these pencils would be best for those who would use them for coloring (I don’t). I use colored pencils for original artwork and so need more durable ones to lay down lots of color. I also need pencils that can tolerate alot of layering and blending.

    These pencils have an amazing amount of pigment though. And one of the best color selections that I’ve seen in any set I’ve ordered (Prismas, Derwent, Koh-I-Noor, Lyra). The colors are beautiful so I will find a use for these but they are just too soft for my drawings. Two of the pencils I tested drawing a flower went down quickly with needing to be sharpened. So I would go through these way too fast to rely on them solely.

    As far as the feel of the pencils – they kind of remind me of Koh-I-Noor. Pretty colors but thicker lay down and averse to much layering. More pigment then Koh-I-Noor though.

    These would also I think be a fantastic gift for someone new to or interested in CP. I avoided colored pencils for many years in artwork because I had been frustrated early on (like as a kid) due to hard/bland pencils. These would be great for a potential young artist.

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  12. NP

    After receiving and colouring with the Amazon Basic coloured pencils I feel that as a low end budget friendly pencil set you can’t ago wrong. If you are in the market for a set of pencils that are a step up from Crayola, Prang, or similar brands then these would fill that space. I bought the 72 set, and found them to have a good range of colours that you can get good results from. They are decently pigmented and with a little extra patience you can get a good blend and several layers from these pencils. However If you already have a set of budget friendly pencils and you are loving them, then I would advise to stay with what you know and like. These pencils are by no means comparable to the quality of Prisma Premier Pencils, Black Widow Pencils, or Atreza Pencils. I do enjoy colouring with them and am happy with the results I am getting with them, but I would class them as at the low end of budget friendly, where as I would put Castle Art Pencils, Sargent Art Pencils or Feela Pencils at the top of the budget friendly pencils.

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  13. Ann (A Colorful Life on YouTube)

    Wow, AmazonBasic Colored Pencils Surprised me! I have a youtube Channel and review coloring products. I love how budget friendly these pencils were for a set of 72. I swatched them out and fell in love with the pigment of the pencils. The Colors are Vibrant. These pencils also have a number AND a Color name on them which I know is important to me when it comes to my colored pencils. I tested these pencils out by coloring a small ornament using 2-3 pencils to blend the colors and what I found out is they lay down beautifully, and blend seamlessly. I also sharpened the pencils and the cores are strong and no breakage. I highly recommend these pencils for first time colorist and for those wanting to expand their colored pencil collection without breaking the bank.

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