The use of wax-based mediums, are traced back to the Greek Golden Age, and later by Roman scholars.

These materials appealed to artists for centuries due to resistance of decay, vividness and brilliance of colors.

The early 20th century that artist-quality colored pencils were then produced.

Manufacturers created artist-grade colored pencils included Faber-Castell,

and Caran d’Ache in 1924, followed by Berol Prismacolor in 1938.

Artists who have learned to master "black-n-white" illustrations,

are quicky challenged by adding colors to pencils.