To refresh from my last blog post, we were doing an art challenge to compare Sakura Coupy-Pencils to the Crayola Crayons I grew up with in Canada.
Just like the Coupy-Pencil drawing, I started out with a white outline. What I love about Crayola crayons is the unique colour names that they use instead of standard names. I love the wild strawberry.
Next, we’re going to lay down the yellow and green colours.
The next step is to put the brown colours for shadows in the ice cream scoop.
Next, we’re going to fill in more detail with additional colours.
Filling in the background with black and browns, and we’re done!
Here are the drawings side by side! Sakura Coupy-Pencils are on the left and Crayola crayons are on the right. The results are pretty similar. I feel that I had more control with the Coupy-Pencils when filling in finer details like the cherry. I would not say that one is better than the other because the crayons themselves are very different. Coupy-Pencils are plastic based, resulting in smoother and crisp lines, while Crayola crayons are wax based, resulting in grittier lines. In order to get the results you want, you have to understand the abilities and limitations of each product. I really like both of them.
After I finished my illustrations, I ordered some matcha ice cream at Denny’s! Yum!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you’ll join me again in another art challenge!