Just starting out and for christmas I got 12 prismacolor color pencils as a full set is expensive. I was at officemax today and saw a set of 72 colored pencils made by Rosecolor for 10 dollars. Now as I am starting out quality is not too much of a concern right now. What I am wondering since 12 colors is'nt a whole lot to work with, will these colored pencils be good enough to let me get the basics down and then upgrade to a fullset of colored pencils(art quality). Or would the quality of these pencils be too low to learn colored pencil art.