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.
A Variety of Pressure Creates Emphasis. If there are some areas you want to accent, you can press a little harder on the crayon and end up with a darker, more intense color. This is another good reason to color lightly for full coverage. For example, in this picture of the heart below, I pressed harder when tracing the lines within the heart and in the vein and artery openings. I did the same thing when coloring the muscles and the brain.