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Crayola Pencil Crayons Review And Demonstration

Updated on July 16, 2011

Crayola Colored Pencil Crayons

Crayola coloured pencils.
Crayola coloured pencils.

Crayola Coloured Pencils

Crayola color pencils have been the most recognizable pencil brand since I was a kid and often at Christmas time without fail I'd recieve a pack of crayola pencils that I'd almost obliterate them by being busy colouring stuff.

As I got older and more experienced with adding colour to drawings I soon found out how to blend colours great with crayola pencils and not scribble with the pencils, instead I found that it looks much better when you try and colour in neat and tidy like.

As with any good quality art brand you soon branch out into other products like felt tip pens and art markers to diversify your art, but even to this day I have stuck with crayola pencil crayons for their ability to adapt to most paper surfaces and the blend-able factor that I have come to admire and be an expert in.

Crayola coloured pencils come in packs of varying numbers and I often buy the larger packs as they have more colour range with inbetween colours of the primary colours Red, Yellow and Blue.

As a little demonstration of crayolas blendable pencil qualities, here is a few black line drawings that I coloured with some Crayola pencils, so you can see the quality results that these pencils can achieve, of course the full range of colouring effects you can achieve are beyond this hubpage, so look for a further hubpage exporing some creative colour effects of the Crayola Color pencils.

Also see - Crayola Twistable Color Pencils

Also I have a quick video demonstration of blending some fire colours for flame with Crayola Coloured pencils, which just gives a small tip or two below, so check it out.

Crayola Colored Pencil Examples

Crayola coloured pencil drawing examples, which gives you a quick example of what you can do with the crayola pencil range.
Crayola coloured pencil drawing examples, which gives you a quick example of what you can do with the crayola pencil range.

Blending Fire Colours With Crayola Coloured Pencils Videos

Further Crayola Art Product Demonstrations

 As something more to add to the Crayola art range I've started to do a few art demonstrations using some of the Crayola art products as they are cheap and classic art materials to use for any art projects.

Crayola Crayons Halloween Pumpkin - This one I demonstrate the crayons from Crayola on a pumpkin drawing with some effective results.

Crayola Supertips Flaming Skull Color Demonstration - I use the Crayola Supertip markers to add color to a flaming skull drawing that I created.

If you find these demonstrations useful, then please let me know and I'll create more of them.

Crayola Coloured Pencils

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    • PersonalPencils profile image


      8 years ago

      I agree Crayola colored pencil is the best.. I used its every time so I guarantee its good.. and its cheap.. great hub..

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I definitely will report on this, maybe an update to this review, as I too like the cheaper Crayola products, the crayons, coloured pencils and the supertip markers are the best.

      Cheers Kristina!

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      8 years ago

      That's great that you haven't noticed fading, I'll be interested in what you find when you look at your filed away drawings. I like to support a company like crayola that offers nice items for cheap rather then ones that charge an arm and a leg for 12 colored pencils. With three little ones, I just can't justify the expensive kind. Love you reviews, thanks!

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks for the comment!

      I've never noticed that fading with the crayons occurs, although I will have to view my older colored works I've filed away for a definite view.

      Crayons from Crayola are still a great medium for artists.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for the great review!! Since you have been using these pencils so long, I am curious whether you have noticed any fading in your earlier works of art? I sometimes wonder if this obsession society has with lighfastness is silly.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks Marie!

      I always buy 5 or 6 packs a month as they are used frequently for colouring.

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      Marie Dwivkidz 

      10 years ago from UK

      I always treat my kids to a pack of Crayola in the Christmas stocking. They are a great compromise - accessible price and rewarding quality and results - far better than many packs of kiddy art materials which look great and then disappoint. Oh, and then I get to use them too! Good hub wayet!

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks Sweetie!

      I'm finding I'm doing more and more videos now with my flip camera than ever and it's great to do some drawing ones as it is far clearer than when I used to just use my webcam.

      I'm going to update that video, with the full coloured version of all the flame and fire around the skull...nearly finished it actually.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Wow! what a comment!! Cheers Robert!

      I do plan to go through some crayola colouring techniques with laying colours over another and cross hatching lines of different colours together etc on another hubpage, as this would enforce this hubpage a bit better.

      I recently found a load of packaged illustration board just laying around in a dumpster, so I took it and because of the great quality of it I have started to do a graphic novel with this.

      Crayola pencils are just great for me, but I do have other pencils which are more high end than crayola, but I always come back to Crayola...

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      10 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I am enjoying your coloring technique and YouTube videos Waynet. Good job!

    • robertsloan2 profile image


      10 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Good review of Crayola colored pencils/pencil crayons. They are the highest quality scholastic colored pencils I have ever tried. For artist grade, Berol Prismacolor Verithin are quite reasonably priced and have a similar hardness.

      Crayola are very good for tonal shading, as you demonstrated in your video. It's possible to get excellent precision with them and full heavy coverage, it just takes more layers and more pressure on the burnishing layers than when using artist grade colored pencils.

      The most economical artist grade colored pencil is Koh-I-Noor Progresso Woodless. In the USA you can get a set of 24 online at Blick for $10.99 -- and each one has five times the pigment of a normal artist grade colour pencil because they are woodless. They are sturdy, lacquered and hard to break. They do sharpen to a fine point and have medium softness comparable to Faber-Castell Polychromos or Blick Artists' colored pencils.

      So these are very good for filling in large areas and as themselves for any use. The color range in the 24 color set is good for just about anything with mixing.

      Up in Canada, the Laurentien colour pencils are excellent. I have a set of 60 of those and also a set of 12 double-ended ones that I like a lot. Neither Laurentien nor Crayola state anything about lightfastness though.

      This may not matter a bit to someone doing a graphic novel. If your originals are intended to be scanned or photographed and printed, archival quality is a matter of quality prints with archival inks and paper. Store originals in black archival storage boxes and use good paper so that it doesn't yellow.

      That way if your book is so popular that they want to reprint it in ten or twenty years, you can get the originals re-scanned with the technology of the day and they'll still be good. Either that or just be sure to back up your digital originals because the cheaper way to produce so many beautiful artworks is to use normal illustration board or Bristol, much cheaper than museum board, and Crayolas or Laurentien instead of artist grade colored pencils.

      It depends on your purpose for the art whether lightfastness is an issue or not. If you sell originals, it's important to be honest with the buyer about the materials you used and whether or not they may be fugitive. They may still want to buy it but will be able to better care for it if they know to protect it from light rather than display it framed on the wall.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      10 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      That is true, but I always have to use the cheaper pencils as they are more accessible, although I do have a couple of Prisma verithin packs for best and some good Derwent pencils too, although I haven't tried the Rembrandt line, so I may have to check them out.

      I've been using Crayola pencils for years and just seem more set in my ways of using them.

      Thanks for your comments Pamela!

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      Pamela Laird 

      10 years ago

      I must say that crayola does not hold a candle to the rembrandt line or the prisma verithins but for a young and beginning artist I believe they would be the least costly and also work very well. Thanks for the demo and the idea for a post.


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