I don´t think I have ever liked crayons, not even as a child. I always prefered felt tip pens, with those bright, vivid, colors. But of course I must have been using crayons as a kid, even if I can´t remember it, and I still have a box with cheap ones, that just lays unloved, in a drawer. I would never have thought I could use them in the coloring books, until Laura Rafferty did a video on her Youtube-channel, where she did a fantastic coloring with just crayons!
And here you can see how she did it:
May Brox also did a fantastic coloring, with crayons, on her channel recently:
I still have not tried my own crayons, but I think I have to do it someday, even if I´m sure my result will not be this good… And I have seen that she has inspired some people already (check out the #crayolacrayonschallenge on Instagram).
Laura wanted to show that it´s not the tools that makes the art, it´s the artist (but as I´m not totally convinced I´ve just ordered another set of pencils 😉
Anyhow, I found some more inspiration for you, if you want to give your crayons a try.
Look at the fantastic masterpieces that Don Marco has done with just children´s crayons:
And here is a cool tips, if you want the crayon-pages to look almost like if they had been colored with markers:
In this video you can see the artist Lena Danya, drawing an realistic Eye with crayons:
And here is Coloring Queen doing a beautiful mandala with crayons:
I have no idea if you can use this heat-technique in the coloring books, but maybe I have to try, because it looks so cool!
And because I love to color Galaxies, I am happy to see that you can make Beautiful Galaxies with crayons aswell:
So bring out the inner Child in you, and start using your cheap crayons again!