Coloring and Blending with Crayons

Nearly ever household would have someone that played with crayons when they were a kid or had a packet of crayons in it right now.

The humble crayon is often used when we are younger for coloring as a lovely soft low cost coloring tool. However, often as we get older we abandon our crayons for a sleeker pencil or marker based solution.

Crayons are a great for colorists of all ages to use because:

  • they are low cost
  • long lasting
  • vibrant colors
  • easily replaced
  • large range of colors
  • soft

Colorists that are on a budget and need low cost coloring tools to enjoy their hobby will find that crayons are often the cheapest product on the market.

Colorists that experience pain in their hands due to health reasons or long coloring sessions, may find that coloring with crayons offers a gentle coloring medium that can be used from time to time.

Usually, we do not see crayons featured on coloring pages to a large extent.  There are several reasons for this:

they are very soft and waxy which causes a build up of wax and can make it difficult to blend

The large point can make it difficult to color small, intricate details

Crayons are best suited for large open areas to color in but the smaller twistable crayons can be used for smaller areas

In the video above,   I show you some ways to blend your crayons so you can layer your colors and create a blended effect.        The mandala that I used for the video is a free coloring page available from Tigerlynx Art (also one of the artists that you will find in my free coloring pages directory).

I hope you give coloring with crayons a try as you can have loads of fun!

Happy coloring x


About the author


I'm Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I'm all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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