Bring out your crayons!

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!

crayon-mermaid-laurarafferty

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:

https://www.facebook.com/themastercrayonartist/?__tn__=HHH-R

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:

Here you can see Jennifer Stay, from Coloring Bliss on Youtube, trying out crayons, and different ways of blending them (I definately have to try petroleum jelly!)

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!

 

 

Författare: Passionistacolorista

I´m a hobby-colorista from Sweden, with a big passion for adult coloring books. It started as a way to feel better when I was sick two years but now I just addicted and wants to color every day, although I´m feeling better. Colors makes me so, so happy! I have two coloring book podcasts: Passionistacolorista and Målarbokspodden. And I also have a youtubechannel, called Passionistacolorista, where I do some livestreams.

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