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Drawing with crayons

From: Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

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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.

Drawing with crayons

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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Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

58 video lessons · 7184 viewers

John Derry
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  1. 2m 2s
    1. Introduction
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  2. 22m 31s
    1. Defining categories and variants
      2m 14s
    2. Understanding dabs
      3m 35s
    3. Manipulating grain
      5m 34s
    4. Defining brush stroke methods and subcategories
      4m 15s
    5. Modifying stroke behavior with Expression
      2m 37s
    6. Cloning images
      4m 16s
  3. 28m 59s
    1. Understanding the anatomy of a variant
      5m 10s
    2. Modifying a brush with the Brush Creator
      4m 16s
    3. Modifying a brush with the Brush Control palette
      4m 37s
    4. Which is best?
      1m 47s
    5. Setting up a stroke testing palette
      6m 3s
    6. Manipulating pressure adjustments
      4m 37s
    7. Saving a brush variant
      2m 29s
  4. 52m 44s
    1. Bristle Media in action
      3m 55s
    2. Painting with acrylics
      5m 35s
    3. Painting with gouache
      6m 37s
    4. Modifying resaturation and bleed with oils
      8m 6s
    5. Painting with Artists' Oils
      6m 52s
    6. Modifying the bearing expression with palette knives
      5m 59s
    7. Using RealBristle brushes
      3m 23s
    8. Painting with impasto
      8m 5s
    9. Using loaded brushes
      4m 12s
  5. 1h 9m
    1. Utility Media in action
      2m 43s
    2. Painting with airbrushes
      8m 50s
    3. Using an eraser as a mark-making tool
      3m 44s
    4. Using blenders
      5m 34s
    5. Using cloners
      7m 7s
    6. Distorting an image with the Distortion brush
      7m 15s
    7. Simulating artist brush styles with the Artist category
      6m 29s
    8. Making common photo adjustments with the Photo category
      1m 51s
    9. Using sponges and modifying captured dabs
      8m 4s
    10. Using FX brushes
      5m 53s
    11. Painting with pattern pens
      6m 45s
    12. Painting with the image hose
      5m 7s
  6. 27m 29s
    1. Dry Media in action
      2m 53s
    2. Drawing with pencils and colored pencils
      7m 37s
    3. Painting with chalk and using directional paper grain
      8m 16s
    4. Painting with pastels
      6m 19s
    5. Drawing with crayons
      2m 24s
  7. 26m 16s
    1. Ink Media in action
      2m 46s
    2. Configuring the Leaky Pen
      5m 0s
    3. Drawing with calligraphy pens
      6m 12s
    4. Using felt pens and markers
      4m 38s
    5. Exploring surface tension with liquid ink
      7m 40s
  8. 23m 7s
    1. Watercolor in action
      3m 24s
    2. Painting with digital watercolor brushes
      5m 25s
    3. Painting with the traditional watercolor brushes
      8m 28s
    4. Painting with the Tinting brush
      5m 50s
  9. 18m 20s
    1. Selecting and modifying an existing variant
      6m 13s
    2. Adjusting the color behavior of the new variant
      4m 0s
    3. Fine tuning and naming the new variant
      8m 7s
  10. 22m 29s
    1. Creating a new category and copying variants into it
      6m 25s
    2. Packaging brushes for distribution
      7m 54s
    3. Pruning a library
      4m 9s
    4. Understanding the Master Brush Library and the User Brush Library
      4m 1s
  11. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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