This post is awesome! It's a great detailed guide to choosing colored pencils. It reviews the different brands and types of colored pencils and helps you know what type to get. Perfect for anyone who loves adult coloring books!
GREAT INFO on using colored pencils - Prismacolour. On a personal note, using baby oil is a great element and cheaper to blend colors vs the odorless mineral spirit (OMS) as this last one can cause headaches if you are sensitive. Just place a cotton ball with some drops of baby oil (not drenched) on a small jar and wet stump to blend.
How to Draw an Apple with Colored Pencils. A step-by-step image of a colored pencil #artlesson by Derrick Rathgeber. Click the image for full details instructions on my blog page. http://derricktheartist.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-color-delicious-pink-lady-apple.html