I have talked about the Sargent Paint Sticks in the past, but someone was recently asking me about them...so I thought I'd share again. There are several brands out there that work "relatively" the same. However, I have found the quality and price of the Sargent version to be better. Now the neon and metallic paint sticks do not produce as solid/vibrant color (None of the other brands that have neon/metallic paint sticks are any better!). They are wonderful for young artists & abstract art work.