A Guide To The Best Coloring Tools

One great thing about coloring is the fact that anyone can do it. There is a wide range of tools out there that can be used. It's more than just a couple of pens or pencils. Having the right tools will make all the difference – whether it is ensuring that the pencil doesn’t chip or that the pens aren’t bleeding and smearing. Below are some great coloring tools you can use to upgrade your coloring game.

1Set Of Colorful Crayons

The first thing that you most likely started in the world of coloring are crayons, so why should you be giving it up when it is a good thing? You should consider getting those that have a twistable design. They can be easily found in any store.

It has a smaller tip, and the shape is like a pen, and this will make it easier to color detailed designs. You don’t have to deal with broken little crayon nubs. No one likes dealing with crayon sharpeners, making this a great option.

2The Watercolor Pencils

Watercolors are perfect when it comes to blending. You can add an element of realism to your work. Watercolor pencils come with a learning curve.

If you use too much water, the paper ends up being soggy, and this leads to the colors running together. If there isn’t enough water, they end up looking like ordinary colored pencils. You should be working on an image that has been printed on a fairly thick paper. Using a paper that is too thin will lead to buckling of the paper when wet.

3Colored Pencils With Soft Cores

Soft cores are the best options if you love working with colored pencils. They have a softness that is good for blending and getting smooth and vibrant colors. If you plan to display your work, then you should use them because they will not discolor when they are exposed to light. The cores of these pencils are resistant to breaking. When you drop your pencil, there is a good chance that it is not going to break.

4Gel Pens Collection

A gel pen set will be the perfect option for a person who has always tried to figure out ways of blending two gels. You don’t have to worry because you can get a collection of 10 uniquely colored gel pens. Some of the colors include neon, glitter, pastel, metallic, and more.

The good thing about this is the fact that they are affordable. If you feel like you are too lazy to go to the store to get them, you can go online. You can order them online.

5The Color Markers

If you have arthritis, carpal tunnel, and any other hand issues, you should choose markers because they are the easiest to use. This is because you don’t have to put so much pressure when you are using them. The fact that you are not using a lot of pressure to lay down rich pigments makes coloring with them quicker when compared to gel pens and coloring pencils.

The downside of using a marker is that it is difficult when you are working with a single-sided coloring book because it will always bleed through. You will need to either make a copy of the image or live with the fact that you are losing half the images in the book. If you are working with a double-sided book, you need to remove the page from the book, or you can take a piece of cardboard and place it behind the page, so you don’t end up damaging the next image.

6Stumps And Tortillons

Once you start blending colored pencils, pastels, or crayons using these fine-tipped simple paper tools, you will start to feel like an authentic artist. Stumps will prove to be great when it comes to smoothing and blending pastels, graphite, and charcoals. You need to be careful when you use them.

Tortillons are great for rapid thin blending on charcoal, pencil, and pastel. They are also easy to use. You can use a sandpaper block to sharpen both of them.

7The Eyeshadow Palette

You might have heard about people who like to “color” with eyeshadow. This will turn out to be costly. You can achieve the same result without the costs; it will prove to be cheaper than eyeshadow, and you can also have them in the real colors you actually want.

Start by chalking in the shape of a disk. Then, apply using a sponge the same way you apply eyeshadow to your skin. It has a great blending capability.

That’s all. You might have thought that it was all about crayons and colored pencils, but there are many options when it comes to coloring. Try them out and see how your coloring improves.

Vicki Carballo

Vicki Carballo is a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina and is a grad school student. Between studying and exams, the stress can become very troublesome, but through Grace, Vicki found coloring books to be a viable solution for decompressing.