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I think crayons are a great, low cost way to enter the world of coloring. The problem is that they can be a little difficult to blend because of their high wax component. In a previous tutorial I’ve given you some ways of blending using various solutions. You can watch that video on blending with crayons here.
Another way of getting a smooth finish with crayons is by using heat. In the video above I show you two ways of creating the heat that is required to blend out your crayons.
I used Crayola Crayons in both videos, as they are a well known brand. If you have another brand of crayons, feel free to try them out. They should all work the same. As always though, try on a test image first before diving into your masterpiece.
Crayons are thick and lack the fine point of a pencil, so they are not really suitable for finer detailed images (unless you are a wizz at sharpening to a point). Choosing an image like the one that I used, with large open spaces, is great for these large pointed mediums.
If you want to try this out with a finer detailed image, then I would recommend purchasing the twistable crayons as they have a smaller barrel and point for coloring.
As always, there are a lot of options and ways to do things, but the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy yourself.
Happy coloring x