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You're Never too old for crayons by artisticalshell You're Never too old for crayons by artisticalshell
Who said you're too old to color with crayons!?

TIP #1: To get extra details like the ones in the iris, start with lighter colors first, then slowly layer darker colors on top. Then use a sharp object like needle or in my case I used the tips of my scissors and scratch out layers underneath :D

TIP #2: The white areas in this drawing are the actual color of the paper, so if you want something to remain white, be aware that crayons can be pretty unforgiving and in some cases it's hard to remove their pigment [ notice the gray lines at the bottom of the paper where the white is, that was NOT intentional and I did everything I could to get it out and it was just not gonna happen - I hadn't had much practice with crayons since I was a kid so I had to learn the hard way with this piece :/ ] - this is the case especially dark colors, so be careful not to get shavings or accidentally use dark colors over the areas that you want to keep light. ALWAYS start lighter and work your way slowly to darker. Very important to remember this!

More crayon art: If you like this drawing, this is literally childs play compared to Don Marco's crayon art, he is THE master crayon artist and I found him through looking up crayon art in google. You won't believe your eyes!!! [link]
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tinyqueen007 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Writer
Hello there someone have been stolen your art work fantomavirtuala.deviantart.com… your drawing eye are very cool great job :)
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themovingartist Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! You are the best page ever! My favorite thing's to draw are eye's and yours are amazing!! definitely going to Watch!
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Skully-Keys Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Just... wow.
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Jerzee-Girl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Brilliant!
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Danijel-Knez Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful... such talent, i am in awe...
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Dawood-Expression Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Wow
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MysticxCryptic Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the awesome tips and amazing drawing!! :D I'm just now getting into crayon art and I'm surprised at how the results look. The finished product doesn't show all the hair tearing out and that little "snap" when your favorite crayon breaks in half xD
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3-WI5H3S Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing
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MidnightSkye123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that is amazing! And, I know, right? Who ever said you have to be in kindergarten to use Crayola? Is it just me, or does a new box of crayons bring back memories of preschool?
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ashyyroo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
you have just inspired me.. thank you so much for sharing this..
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