So, I started using colored pencils somewhat recently (like, 4 months ago, actually) and it seems both nostalgic and challenging. I always considered colored pencils pretty easy to use because I used them as a kid a lot and that went alright.
*Cut to flashbacks of all the terribly colored drawings I had as a kid in colored pencils that I have since burned*
But, I discovered something pretty fun, toned paper! It makes the colored pencils’ colors shine a bit more, plus gives me a bit more confidence to work on the stark white paper (sometimes…)
Mostly I’ve just been using Prismacolors that I received as a gift, but I also have been trying the Faber-Castell Polychromos recently (they’re expensive though!)