They are really focused. This is my class hard at work - the best students ever! PV offered a Magenta card class and the technique taught was the use of water color pencils. I have been using this technique since 1994 when I first started stamping. Water color pencils are a softer lead colored pencil that give the effect of water color painting when mixed with a tiny bit of water or when used with blender pens. The liquid makes the colors pop and so it is great when used with very detailed stamps. Also great for outlining letters or stems, anything like that. The finished sample cards are in the last picture in the frame.