Here's what I use!
These Prismacolor Colored Pencils are AMAZING! Somewhat expensive, but definitely worth the investment.
I would recommend Prismacolor to any artist!
A few features I love about them...
*They draw incredibly smooth! They blend so easily to create the same effect as chalk or paint.
*The color is rich and vibrant even on dark paper
*These pencils last FOREVER! I have been using mine for seven years and I use them.
*Prismacolors come in all different quantities. You could spend a little and get basic colors, or go for the awesome package of every color imaginable!!
I kinda like them...a little ;)