The Wexford brand is pretty available for novice artists. They are the ideal brands for those who are still stuck in stick figures. I personally like their mechanical pencils. Their handles makes them pretty easy to manage. I also like their little pink storage boxes as well as the erasers. I added this brand because I still use their art tools all the time. I also like their dice pencil sharpeners and ice cream erasers. The company has been about for almost 3 decades.