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You Didn’t Know Crayons Could Do This

You Didn’t Know Crayons Could Do This


Hello, hello, it’s echo today I would like to talk to you about an underrated art supply that I have become weirdly obsessed with Crayons, I’m an artist in case you didn’t know I’ve been drawing like my whole life So naturally one of the first art supplies that I ever had growing up were crayons and as a child I won Every coloring contest I’ve ever entered into I beat kids double my age with crayons and now that I’m older I’ve realized that crayons are actually a Pretty good art supply if you know how to work with them personally when it comes to coloring things I have a bit of a preference. I don’t like textured color. I like color to be smooth and just Solid and I have felt this way since I was a very young child Textured coloring looks like a mistake you can make it look intentional. But if you don’t it looks like a mistake Disgusting now I could have just found a coloring page for this example But I’m an artist and overachiever and I don’t want to put someone else’s copyrighted work in this video So I made my own it’s just like a cute like clown girl. She’s a bit monster Hi asked I’ll put a link to that in the description If you want to download print and color it yourself, I would extra appreciate if you would tweet it to me It’s a good practice sheet for these advanced crayon techniques. There’s a couple things that kind of suck about crayons They get dull really fast and they’re made from paraffin wax. So they’re waxy and they leave a lot of residue So first, I’m gonna start with the very basic way to use crayons most people would think that as long as you’re coloring within the lines it’s like totally fine and it is but we’re not going for fine Are we we want to get a couple levels above that most people pick their colors as they go and then just generally shade in The area and be done with it. It’s a pretty straightforward way of coloring You know how to basically color then pick your color you pick an area and you shade it in It’s pretty straight forward and then you end up with something a little bit like this If a seven-year-old did this you would be very proud. All the lines are filled in the color placement and choice makes sense This is like a perfectly fine coloring page. There’s nothing wrong with this. It’s reasonable, but I don’t want to be reasonable I want to be Amazing and that’s what I’m gonna show you my way when I want to color something with crayons and I want to make it look real badass the first thing will actually Do is pick out a bunch of colors that are roughly what I want and I’ll make a sample sheet of color when you look At a crayon the color of the crayon might not be the color that ends up on your paper I mean, that’s really just a general art thing. You should always swatch your medium Now I’m going to introduce you to a tool. It is incredibly important to me my scraper This is actually a carving tool for clay. I Use it to remove the wax from my crayon masterpieces This is something that I’ve come across in my adult life that I have been using with crayons recently Because it’s more effective than the method that I used to use which is also going to be the method that I recommend to you when I was in elementary school if I was doing something with crayons I would take a standard number-two pencil rip out the eraser and then smash the metal part and that would essentially give you The exact same tool that I have here Except this one costs like $3 and that one cost like two cents at a very young age I realized that I did not like the texture of Crayons and I did not like the feeling of the wax that was left over So if I was going to color something I would separate the wax in the pigment by just scraping it off And yes It is a very annoying sound to some people and it does get little wax shavings everywhere art is messy deal with it personally I find it very therapeutic when I’m coloring with crayons I use a lot of pressure and push very hard to make sure that I’m getting as much pigment Embedded into the paper as I possibly can when I’m coloring a single block area I will actually pick two colors that are very Similar so that I can make a gradient a gradient is a solid way to kind of hide the crayon texture Also, I recommend coloring in small circles rather than broad strokes. It just helps play an even layer of pigment So I used my two crayons to make a decent gradient I also put extra pressure in the middle so I can try and blend them better. Whatever Crayon color touches the sheet first will be imprinted onto the paper So be very careful of exposed paper and those tiny little wax shavings Because they can leave spots on your drawing You know how alcohol-based markers will have a fine tip and then a brush tip. I treat crayons in the same way So usually I will go over the edge With the sharp point and then fill in the center with the back of the crayon That’s I keep my crayons sharp I very much recommend Coloring your entire page before you begin this next process Because the very last stage in this is a bit of a mess You take your fancy scraper tool and you remove the top layer of Wax leaving nothing, but the pigment that’s embedded in the paper I find this part of the process to be incredibly therapeutic. It’s like a massive scratch or ticket or a giant scratch-and-sniff sticker Also, if you’re surrounded by people, you don’t like it’s a great way to be annoying. Look at that Madness, do you see? Do you see when something is colored with crayons? Even if it’s very lightly you can feel the wax that’s on the page and it doesn’t feel good People will prefer this because it looks and feels printed also It looks like it’s printed in gloss now like a magazine This video is pointless and means nothing unless of course you enter a lot of coloring Contests and you really want kick-ass the amount of coloring contests. I won using this method I’m badass with crayons for reals though. Crayons are very underrated art Supply tell me if you liked this video or if you thought it was weird. That’s okay I’m gonna go live my life and color some stuff with crayons and watch the office and drink coffee like an adult. I’ll give you 850 awesome points for making it all the way to the end of this video, but I think that’s it for now So hopefully I will see you later. Good. Bye Seriously, they’ll try it. It’s really therapeutic

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100 thoughts on “You Didn’t Know Crayons Could Do This

  1. Damn, its the first video I see from you and I already love you.. (weird confession but whatever). Short, to the point video with a nice, informative presentation with some personality in it as well. Great job!

  2. crayons are the most american thing to me, we give pencils to children and buy crayons only cuz the school asks for them for art class (were kids use it like once a year) also i feel the texture thing, i hated it if i had to use them

  3. Was having a crappy day and this is honestly making me feel so much better!!!! Also just got 850 points 😝❤

  4. This video is NOT pointless I just made myself get the 120 pack of crayons because I “like colors” and “will totally use them” and have had nothing to do with them for weeks thank you so much🥰🥰🥰🥰

  5. I used to do this too and get like a really 'Faded' look because I didn't use pressure and still scraped It. It looked like everyone's favorite tumblr filter for 'Soft Edits' (Circa 2010) On my page. Everyone would ask me how I got the 'Pastel Grunge' technique lmfao

  6. Omg I was doing the same thing as a kid because I hated the texture too..except…i used my fingernail (if it wasn't bitten down to a nub) to scrape it.

  7. The people that don't like this are your typical narcissistic artists that can't handle anyone else's talent. AKA the people that really like your art. Win.

  8. The people that don't like this are your typical narcissistic artists that can't handle anyone else's talent. AKA the people that really like your art. Win.

  9. I’m not about to call myself an expert artist but I am a stickler when it comes to coloring and I like colored pencils but I use crayons when I want it to look cartoonish or like textured kinda like a painting

  10. 3 million views, 239k likes, 11k comments. what can i say? you are great, this was great. great great great. on to new topics, via dm.

  11. i personally like the wax feeling idk why lmao, also the weirdest thing; once was coloring with crayons and i was layering to make the darker shades. eventually the shadows were just a straight black so i got my trusty black crayon and started using it and it just straight up lifted the pigment out of the paper and made it like grey. so i had to layer like blues and darker purples and then it made black. it was so weird to me.

  12. I loved this video! I don't draw or do visual art at all, but this video definitely makes me want to. Popped up in my recommendations and I learned a lot from it. Keep doing cool things!

  13. I used to scratch the wax with my nails but I hated to feel the wax on my nails, I thought I was real smart for doing that.

  14. Omg first time coming across your channel and I’m in love with you especially since FACE is your screensaver! Literally no one ever knows wtf I’m talking about when I bring up face! He made me try peanut butter and banana sandwiches when I was a kid 😂😂😂

  15. oh my GOD YES !!!!!!! i HATED the way crayons looked when a drew with them !! I've finnaly found something I like 😭 thank you so much

  16. I always did that too during elementary whenever I color with crayons. It's way more neat than just letting he wax sit on the paper. Also, it helps to not get color on other paper especially when you compile the pictures you colored or when you color a coloring book.

  17. i used to do the thing with the eraser tip but just with my fingernails like i would just scratch my paper til the wax was gone it was my favorite part lol

  18. Oomggg!! I dos the exact same thinggg i aletas put a los of pressure in the drawing and then I would remove the wax with my nails XD

  19. at some point i formed a strong hatred for crayons because i didn’t like the look or texture they made. i no longer own any crayons but if for some reason i am forced to be in a coloring contest with crayons i won’t actually hate it as much as i would’ve if i hadn’t seen this.

  20. I don’t like crayons and I can’t use it but this is very impressive. I never realized you could do this. Only do physical lineart now and then use photoshop to make the rest digitally.

  21. Ah! This is great!! Never thought of scraping. I would rub my drawings down with a tissue or a Q-tip. I can go feed my inner child with this new method. Thank you!!

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