Get even! Producing a nice even color with your coloring pencil is all down to pressure. Push harder on your page for darker coloring, applying little pressure will producer a much lighter color. It is tempting to put lots of pressure on the pencil to produce the darkest color _ don't do it! Too much pressure will likely cause you to break your pencil leads, produce a scratchy finish to your coloring and give you less control. Instead, try applying your pencil with a little less pressure and use small circular motions with the pencil to get an even finish.
If you want a clean and bold look for your picture, you can use colored markers for the color. It has a wide variety of colors and you can choose between fine tipped ones and broad tips depending on your needs. There are also refillable markers where you can just purchase ink whenever it dries up or loses its color. It's also an easy material to use. You just have to apply a single coat on the drawing. You can also add some more details using either a white colored pencil or a white inked pen.