I was so excited when I saw the challenge for this week. It was to make a drawing using only crayons. But you know, when I dug out the bin of crayons (leftover from homeschool work when we still used crayons!), I was kind of surprised.
Yes, I love the smell of crayons. Yes, I love seeing that big pile of colors all together. Yes, I love the way crayon lays down on rough sketch book paper. But I hated my drawings. There, I said it.
I did this one first:
It just didn’t feel right, if that makes sense. I kept wanting to outline things but couldn’t get a smooth, sharp line. If you’ve ever colored with crayons, I am sure this is no surprise. It was just after using pens for several weeks, I felt frustrated by it.
I got out a smaller sketchbook and did this one. Same feeling: no hard edges, no ability to shade. Am I spoiled, or what?
I’m not sure I had ever used crayons as a tool in quite this way before. Sure, I have colored with them in coloring books, and I certainly used them when teaching, but to try to actually draw with them? I don’t know.
I am eager to see what sort of task there will be in store for us for next week! I can honestly say that every week has been fun. Some have been harder than others, and some have given me results I didn’t really like, but every single one has been interesting. Keep ’em coming, Shelly!