Coloring with Pencils

Online tips and tricks - there are numerous online tutorials and websites that provide coloring pencil instructions.  Here's a few that are great for those getting started and those who could use some tips of the coloring trade....



Pencil tool tips.. No products and manufacturers are endorsed, however, you do not need to spend a lot of money to create beautiful pictures.  Here are a few popular brands.  Before purchasing higher level and more costly pencils, check out the reviews on Amazon or Google search "colored pencil reviews."

  • Cra-Z-Art and Crayola ($) - $4.99-$6.99/24 or 36 - WalMart

  • Artist's Loft ($) - $4.99/36 - Michael's - can use 40% off coupon

  • Barnes & Noble ($$) - $14.99/30 - includes sharpener and eraser

  • ​Prismacolor ($$$) - $20/24 on Amazon.  They are very popular with more than 100 colors available.

  • Staedtler ($$$) - Similar to Prismacolor


Pencil sharpeners.. Need metal or graphite for colored pencils as the lead is softer than non-colored pencils.

  • ​Prismacolor - Michael's (not always in stock), Amazon

  • Staedtler - $3.99-$4.99 - Staples

  • Artist's Loft - Michael's