I have been drawing since I could pick up a crayon. When I was attending elementary school in Canada, we primarily used Crayola crayons and markers. By the time I got to junior high school and high school, I transitioned to more professional grade art supplies such as Sanford Prismacolor pencil crayons and Sakura PIGMA Micron fine liners.
I was inspired by my elementary experience to try out Crayola crayons again in a challenge. In Japan, I had some difficulty finding Crayola products for some reason, but I did have some luck at Toys R’ Us and Book Off.
Which are better? Coupy-Pencils or Crayola crayons?
First, I started with a pencil outline of my subject: melon soda. It’s great for summer, isn’t it?
Next, I put down basic colours for the base colour. I like the blue Kent paper because it makes the colours stand out more.
Next, I used more colours to add more detail. Instead of using black to create shadows, try using the opposite colour on the colour wheel. It will create a softer effect.
Stay tuned for my next blog post to see how the Crayola crayons measure up!