Coloring Pencil Techniques Find colors that blend well. Apply enough pressure to create a darker color. Too much, & you won’t be able to layer your colors. Light pressure allows for more layers. More layers let’s you move between colors and shades. Begin with the lightest (or darkest if you wish) color and gradually move to the next color. Take two different colors, & apply light pressure. Alternate colors until you get the color you want For a shadow, start with the lightest color, making more layers in the areas you want darkest. Add a second darker layer. Apply light pressure! Harder pressure limits the amnt of layers possible. A third, and so on! Layer throughout the whole shape to create a round/full shadow!