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The Ultimate Guide to Colored Pencil Techniques

Colored pencils are a versatile and beloved medium that allows artists of all levels to bring their imagination to life. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting out, mastering various colored pencil techniques can open up a world of artistic possibilities. As a trusted manufacturer and online seller of stationery products in Pakistan, ORO Stationery is here to provide you with the ultimate guide to colored pencil techniques that will help you create stunning works of art.


Layering is one of the fundamental techniques for achieving depth and vibrancy in colored pencil artwork. Begin by applying a light layer of color and gradually build up additional layers to create rich and realistic hues. ORO’s high-quality color pencils are designed for smooth layering, allowing you to blend and mix colors seamlessly.


Blending colors together can produce smooth transitions and gradients in your artwork. There are several blending techniques to explore, including using your fingers, blending stumps, or ORO’s specially designed colorless blenders. These tools help merge colors without leaving distinct pencil lines, resulting in a polished and professional look.


Burnishing involves applying heavy pressure to the colored pencil layers using a white or light-colored pencil. This technique smooths out the texture of the paper and creates a polished, painterly effect. ORO’s range of color pencils includes a variety of light shades that are perfect for burnishing and achieving luminous highlights.

Cross-Hatching and Stippling

Cross-hatching and stippling are techniques that involve creating texture and shading through the arrangement of lines or dots. Cross-hatching involves layering lines in different directions to build up tones, while stippling uses dots to achieve similar effects. Experiment with different pencil pressures and densities to create various textures and shading effects.


Sgraffito is a technique that involves scratching away layers of colored pencil to reveal the paper underneath. This technique can add intricate details, highlights, and texture to your artwork. ORO’s color pencils are known for their durability, making them ideal for sgraffito without damaging the pencil core.

Watercolor Pencil Techniques

For a unique twist, consider using watercolor pencils from ORO Stationery. Apply the watercolor pencil as you would a regular colored pencil, and then use a wet brush to blend and activate the pigment, creating watercolor-like effects. This technique allows you to achieve the vibrancy of colored pencils with the fluidity of watercolors.

Mixed Media Exploration

Experimenting with mixed media can add a dynamic dimension to your colored pencil artwork. Combine ORO’s color pencils with other mediums like ink, markers, or pastels to create captivating contrasts and visual interest in your pieces.

Proper Tools and Techniques for Sharpening

Having a sharp pencil is essential for achieving precise and detailed work. ORO Stationery offers high-quality sharpeners designed to preserve the integrity of your color pencils. Remember to sharpen gently to avoid breakage and maintain a fine point for intricate work.


With the right techniques and tools from ORO Stationery, you can elevate your colored pencil artwork to new heights. From layering and blending to exploring watercolor effects and mixed media, the possibilities are endless. ORO’s commitment to quality ensures that their color pencils provide smooth application, vibrant pigments, and excellent layering capabilities.

Coloroid 36 Color Pencils Tin Jar

Coloroid Box of 24 Pencil Colors

Original price was: ₨ 490.00.Current price is: ₨ 450.00.

Coloroid Pack of 12 Color Pencils

Original price was: ₨ 300.00.Current price is: ₨ 260.00.

Coloroid Tin Box 12 Pencil Colors

Original price was: ₨ 500.00.Current price is: ₨ 400.00.

Coloroid Tin Jar 24 Pencil Colors

Original price was: ₨ 800.00.Current price is: ₨ 630.00.

Kolortots – New Edition 36 Color Pencils Box

Original price was: ₨ 1,000.00.Current price is: ₨ 750.00.

KOLORTOTS Half Size Pack of 12 Color Pencils


KOLORTOTS New Edition 12 Color Pencils Jar

Original price was: ₨ 400.00.Current price is: ₨ 300.00.

Kolortots New Edition 24 Color Pencils Box

Original price was: ₨ 750.00.Current price is: ₨ 540.00.

Kolortots Pack of 12 Color Pencils

Original price was: ₨ 330.00.Current price is: ₨ 220.00.

KOLORTOTS Tin Jar of 12 Color Pencils (Half Size)

Original price was: ₨ 220.00.Current price is: ₨ 150.00.

Whether you’re a budding artist or an experienced creator, the colored pencil techniques outlined in this guide will help you achieve stunning and professional results. Embrace the world of colors, textures, and shades that colored pencils offer, and let your creativity flourish with ORO Stationery’s premium range of art supplies.