Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Doodle


Doodling with Crayola Paint Brush Pens in square Hand*book while watching Vikings vs. Saints.

Picked up these Crayola Paint Brush Pens on a whim. I didn't have a lot of expectations for them since they are a children's paint product. They are FABULOUS. The paint flows evenly, doesn't blob or drip, and, best of all, you don't have to squeeze them to get the paint out. They are a dream to draw with. The only drawback is they only come in five colors: yellow, red, blue, green and purple.


Dear Crayola,
Love your Paint Brush Pens. Would you make them in more colors for us big kids please? I would like black, gray, tan, olive green, and cerulean blue. If you could make a black one with waterproof, archival, lightfast, permanent pigmented ink I would buy a dozen tomorrow and love you forever.

Hugs,
Speck

3 comments:

raena said...

You ARE having fun!! Do they blend easily?

Speck said...

They were a ball to play with. Released by inner child in pigtails.

They worked like watercolor paints, just in pen form. As long as they were wet they would move and blend fairly easily.

I want to do some experiments with them on actual WC paper to see how they perform.

I also want to try laying down a wash of clear water first to see if I can tone down the color and get a more pastel effect. That might be iffy on any of the journal papers I have.

And I actually sent that letter to Crayola. :)

Trish said...

thank you for the inspiration!! I've been struggling with some depression and no creativity lately, but I got out my sketchbook, went and bought some Crayola paint pens, and I'm glad to say I'm having fun playing with them!! I'll be ready to start my new sketchbook soon, after I get back into the sketching habit-
so glad I found your blog;)
have a great weekend!
Trish