This project is just plain fun! It is a great opportunity to use a multitude of different colors in one drawing. You are not limited to the colors I have chosen so feel free to experiment and explore your own color palette. In order to make your pencil barrels round, it is important to have a light side and an opposite shadow side. For the shadow side you’ll simply apply your color with heavier pressure than on the light side. Another option for creating more complex shadows is to choose a slightly darker color and apply it to the shadow side of the pencil barrel; then place your final color over it for a deeper layered effect.