People began painting pencils yellow in the 1890's. The European producer Koh-I-Noor was the first to produce the yellow pencil. The traditional yellow pencil is not my usual writing instrument of choice. In my opinion mechanical pencils are far superior to them, but I like using pens more myself. I really don't doodle that much because I never really acquired the skill to be a good doodler. The only time I think to use a pencil instead of a pen during the day is when I go to math class in case I make mistakes. I believe that yellow pencils will always be around because they have been around this long and so many people still use them today.