Hold the pencil sideways so the greatest area of the tip is in contact with the paper. This position allows you the control to lay down a very light base of color which you can then layer on top of until you have achieved the desired hue. It also allows for smooth color and minimizes unsightly lines.
Tips for Shading With Colored Pencils. One look at my bedspread would be enough to tell you that I love colors _ all of the colors, at the same time. In fact, my whole room is pretty colorful. Throughout college I took notes with different colored gel pens, and at work I post my daily fun fact on my whiteboard in a different color every day. It should be no surprise to anyone that I also love drawing with colored pencils.