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Who among us hasn't experienced crayons? As a child, this was probably the first color medium we were introduced to and since Painter is that library of all traditional media, crayons are included in its pantheon of various art tools. Let's take a look at the Crayon category. We'll go down here and I'm going to take a look at Waxy Crayons. And one of the things I want to show you, unlike other dry media that we've looked at, one of the things about crayons is you'll see how they build towards a dark and almost a black.
That's because unlike all of the other dry media we've looked at, this is composed of the Buildup method, and if you remember from our vocabulary section, we looked at methods and Buildup is a method that does use a dye-based model that will eventually work towards black. And crayons certainly are one of the art media that will exhibit this characteristic. So I'm not going to try to draw anything really complex here, but I just want to show you how the crayons really are pretty good at synthesizing the look of a traditional crayon. Because these are Waxy Crayons, I'll draw a couple of light yellows here, and even kind of get into some darker black colors and then take maybe a cyan.
You can see here the waxiness component of it enables it to actually pick up some of these underlying colors, so you can see as this light cyan is passed over the darker marks, it actually picks up and contaminates the color for a while. So one of the things you can do with a medium like this, I've seen people use it to simulate the look of little kids drawing. So if you want to create some artwork or design work that looks very much like the way a little child draws, using a medium like crayons is one way to certainly be able to do that.
I'm just showing you here very quickly that it just takes a medium that's very simple like crayons in order to be able to actually get the look of what we associate with something like child art. So Crayons are in here and available for either your kids to play with or if you want to get back to your inner child, basically crayons are available for you to sit down on a rainy day and have some fun.
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