Use milk bottles for pencil storage Recycle plastic milk bottles in to pencil holders. Grab a craft knife and recycle your large plastic milk bottles in to pencil holders. Extra points if you go all OCD and file them by colour.
Here are my 5 top techniques for getting started right with coloured pencils: http://resources.arttutor.com/5-coloured-pencil-techniques/ I like to keep things ultra simple and focus on the techniques that make the biggest difference in the shortest possible time.
Pen and ink flower. "Pen and ink of a flower is usually heavy on exaggerated values to deepen effect of curves in images. This is most of the time very necessary in the choice of subject." - Carlo de Leon Art Opinions™ LOVE this