I have had a lot of questions from students on how to use watercolor pencils. I have had watercolor pencils since junior high (the same set) and rarely use them. Today I came across this little video that answers many of the questions you have been asking. Makes me want to pull out my old set and play with them.
I would love it if you would click on the little pencil icon just below this post and let me know what you think of the video.