There are so many different types of colored pencils on the market today. To a beginner, it can be confusing. You don’t know what brand or kind to get. You ask for recommendations from your artist friends and get ten different answers. What exactly is the difference between all these pencils, and why do some cost so much more than others? As someone who uses primarily colored pencils in their art, I feel like this is a good topic to cover. This article will attempt to answer these questions and provide a simple guide for the different types of pencils that are out there today.