I received my oil-based pencils today. I didn't see them delivered but I heard them. It sounded like it was dropped from a plane at 20,000 feet. I'm glad they weren't fragile. So I mixed them with some of my wax-based pencils (most color pencils are wax-based) and present this crowning achievement (or not.) This is Original Jones Art still mixing and blending in northwest Austin, Texas.