Coloring Tips and Techniques. First of all _ choose what coloring material you would like to use. There are lots of coloring materials to choose from like: crayons, colored pencils, markers, soft and oil pastels, and many more. It's your choice which media you'll be comfortable in.
For a much lighter effect, you can mix a small amount of soft pastel with baby powder and apply it with cotton balls. This technique is usually used for gradient backgrounds. Lastly, enjoy your work! You can keep it in your portfolio folder or hang it on your wall. There are still a lot of ways to use coloring materials in order to give life to your drawings. Just don't be afraid to explore.