Most of the pan sets leave a chalky residue when dry that gets all over you. I did find a pearlescent set but, don't remember what brand it was. They're blingy....which I am so into. I experimented with color, what colors I like together, which ones I didn't, which colors I would like to try, etc.
The good thing is I wasn't following any rule, I just played.
Some colors that I used a lot, greens & yellows are half their size from when I started.
Some pages I liked, some....not so much.
I kept doodling and painting, keeping supplies by my recliner so my art room feels neglected.
Pink! How do I love thee....I can never have enough shades of pink.
There is a Dick Blick store by Detroit but, with the price of gas shipping is probably cheaper.
But, it's hard to see exactly what the color is online or in a book. I want to hold it and see the color for myself so will take a trip one day....as soon as I can talk Farmer into it. Michael's carries prismacolor color pencils individually but not watercolor pencils. Everything else are in sets.
What a better way of trying out an unknown product. Buy a couple of wc pencils from each manufacture until you find the ones you like.
One of these days I will paint flowers on my wall...probably in the bathroom of my art room....
I'm not good at drawing so I usually end up making up my own species of whatever I'm attempting to draw.