Quality Matters. Not all colored pencils are the same. Cheap colored pencils tend to have harder wax leads and less pigment which mean they produce less vibrant colors and have a tendency to leave some white spaces uncovered in the grain of the paper. Because the lead is hard, cheaper pencil leads often have a tendency break and if the lead breaks throughout the length of the pencil you can be left with something that is unusable.
The Tips and Tricks to Coloring with Pencils. Now you know which pencils are good for coloring we will give you some tips and tricks, that everyone who picks up a pencil should know. Add paper and get smoother coloring! It is a simple rule, but get into the habit of adding two or three sheets of plain paper underneath your coloring page.