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.
Build your colors gradually, and layer them. Apply a light undertone, and build darker colors slowly on top. Crayons can actually be more difficult to layer with due to the high wax content. Don't confuse them with colored pencils! If you want the "look" colored pencil, just use that instead.