I would like to present you my latest #prismacolor work. I walk a lot in Oxford Thames river area. I found very intense in colours landscape with boat in the middle of view. I decided to use my new prismacolor crayons to continue testing them. I have to say that I was pretty surprised about the result. It was not easy for me to draw using Prismacolor and the second time was quite better, but I think I have never used so good crayons before (I believe this is just begining of exploring another companies).
I would like to share with you my impressions.
Prismacolor box and impression
I have 72 crayons set in metal case. This is a gift for my birthday but I found it on Amazon and it’s not so expensive thing – less then 30 GBP. The first thing that caught my eye was colours spectrum. You will find here both warm and cold shades of the same color. E.g. warm olive and cold pine forest green. The crayons are not made in any different way or material than others.They are ok and length in hand well, but the problem is that after travel in delivery car some crayon tips break during sharpening due to cracked graphite.
The first line on printer paper allowed me to understand the phenomenon of these crayons. They are soft and easy to apply on paper. I would say that it is a bit oily consistency but only with very strong pressure. The colors mix well. To be honest, I was hoping for a better color-melting effect, but after a few tries on various media, I understand that each texture has a different prismacolor color effect, after a long thought, I think it’s a plus.
First works and comparison
So far I have created two drawings. One is on Daley-Rowney’s gray paper, Murano line, Storm color. I wrote about it here. The second one I made on Koh-I-Noor popDraw paper, 180g/m2. Compared to Koh-I-Nor Mondeluz crayons … there is literally no comparison. Prismacolor’s pigmentation and covering are much better.
I still don’t think this paper is the best one, but I will look for the winner and I let you know. The problem for me using crayons it’s a colour blending. I think the material which you use for specific crayons has to be the right one:)
If you are struggling to explore new techniques and you’ve never tried prismacolor crayons – I will definitly recommend it to you especially if you’re paint fan. These crayons looks like paint!