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.
Professional level pencils like Derwent or Prismacolor offer the best quality and typically are the most expensive pencils to buy. The wax in these pencils is softer and the colors are a higher pigment providing brighter colors. The soft application allows blending and shading.