You might be wondering why in the world I was using crayons. Tyler White/O'Brien Gallery is hosting an event called "Crayons Matter". It is a charity that raises money to send backpacks filled with school supplies, including crayons, to children in Ghana. They believe that no child should ever go without a pack of crayons. I would have to agree! I bought my pack of crayons...just the 48 pack (although I was VERY tempted to get the 64 pack with the sharpener) sat down on the floor and got to work!
Here are some progress shots of the lab.....as usual, I only took a couple! I get so involved in what I am doing I forget. I did use colored pastel paper to have a background color established.
my initial drawing
starting to add some color
my finished crayon drawings
They took longer than I thought actually and let me tell you coloring is not for the weak. Just getting the crayon to layer and fill in the crevices of the paper took a lot of elbow grease. I'm actually more tired from coloring than I get from painting. :) But I'm happy with the way they turned out and I forgot just how much I like the way crayons smell.
Crayons Matters event will be held on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at Tyler White O'Brien Art Gallery from 6-9pm in Greensboro, NC. If you live nearby I hope you will drop by and see all the crayon art from the gallery artists!
For more information on Crayon Matters here is the link to their website: www.crayonsmatter.org