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.
Brighter results! Applying less pressure to the pencil will produce a lighter color, so how do you get that darker hue of the color on the page without pushing too hard? The answer is layers. Once you have mastered coloring between the lines with a nice even shade, you can take the same pencil and go back over that coloring again to provide a second or even third layer of color. Applying extra layers of color will remove some of the white grain that was missed in the first layer and bring depth to your color. Mix up the direction you color each layer to produce a smoother finish.