I started playing with crayola twistables this morning. Couldn't figure out how to twist them. I had fun drawing an orange pool ball with them. Now I want to get some artist grade pencils and I'd like some suggestions. I will be leaning towards realism.
I use Prismacolor, just a personal favorite. Other brands are are Faber-Castell, Derwent and the list goes on . I think it's a matter of trying them out and figuring out works best for you. Regardless I personally would not go any lower than Prismacolor.