Painting with crayons is also an art form. Certain knowledge and tips are required in order to achieve good results. As with all drawing and painting techniques.
- We can use the crayon powder, the sharp tip or the flat tip.
- We can make interesting effects with simple dashes.
- Also, use them as a basis in the mixed technique that mixes this material with the pastels.
Below we will look at the types of strokes and mixtures that can be performed with crayons to achieve various effects:
PAINT WITH CRAYONS
Using the pencil laterally and with the very sharp tip can achieve the shading effect, which produces not only larger areas of coverage but also the shade effect with greater color intensity at one end and smaller at the opposite end.
To paint with dashed crayons means to paint using lines quickly, evenly with different spacing.
This technique is mainly used for the mixed technique of dry pastel, taking care to make little pressure with the pencil and joining the lines more together.
These are dashed lines overlapping in different directions. You can use one color or multiple colors to create texture effects.
By overlapping small rapidly drawn circles, we get this effect.
One color or several can be used producing rich texture effects.
Short strokes following a specific direction, curved contours to mimic strands of hair or lawn.
Through the use of two densely overlapping colors, fantastic shadow effects and rich textures can be realized.
As with graphite pencil, we can achieve this effect with color pencil by overlapping two colors and then making slight incisions to make the lower color view. Or making incisions on the paper prior to application with the color pencil so that lines are showing the color of the paper surface.
These are layers of overlapping color applied thickly and with pressure to fill the paper texture and produce a silky-looking surface.
The image shows the burnish effect and the traditional layer overlay effect to better understand the difference between the two techniques.