Crayola’s Colors of the World /Back to School @crayola #Trueselfie

Disclosure: Howdy everyone, I wanted to inform you that I was not compensated for this post. However, I did receive a product from the company below and the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines.

 

Nothing is more colorful and diverse than art itself! Crayola, a household name, understands this and continues to push for more creative and diverse products! The company recently released the Colors of the World crayon pack. A line of 24 global skin tone crayons designed to meet the needs of every child who wants to see themselves in their own artwork. Amazing right? Not only do you have 24 lovely skin tones, but the specially formulated crayons can be layered to create even more complex complexions. A little creativity will go a long way with Crayola. 

We were able to review some of Crayola’s new Project line items! The Project line includes paint sticks, easy-peel crayon pencils, and markers. The line includes most items that you would need to finish any homework assignment, arts & crafts project, science fair poster, and all the like. We were given the following items from Crayola:

  • 24 pack of Crayola Colored pencils
  • 10 of Crayola Markers
  • 24 pack of Crayola Crayons
  • 24 pack of Colors of the World Crayons
  • 40 page Crayola Sketchbook 
  • 50 sheet pack of Project Premium White Construction Paper 
  • 48 sheets pack Project Giant Construction Paper 

With these items, we were given the prompt “Trueselfie”; to create a self-portrait with the listed items. Well as a Multimedia Artist this was right up my alley. In my eyes, what better way to incorporate my assorted freelance work than to tackle this challenge for us! An idea came to me that I just couldn’t shake: “Why not use every Crayola item differently in one self-portrait?”. Therefore I started sketching thumbnails on the 40 pages Crayola Sketchbook for my preferred layout. After that I switched the rest of the mediums to find out what I liked best for each part of my portrait. 

I decided to use the Project Premium White Construction Paper to draw on and hold everything. The vibrant 48 sheets pack Project Giant Construction Paper would be used for the paper flowers I planned to make: I wanted a 3D element for my work.

The 24 pack of Colors of the World Crayons had the best texture and colors for the hair. Thus I used the colorful 24 pack of Crayola Crayons to shade the hair as well as color the straps of my top. The skin, eyes, and lips were created out of the 24 pack of Crayola Colored pencils. Lastly, the markers would be for a simple background. The self-portrait is heavily stylized but me nonetheless. I’ve never had as much fun as I did while creating this piece. 

You can find these items on Crayola website and at many retail stores nationwide.

 

Keep up with Crayola via Facebook and Twitter to see the latest products!

 

Disclosure: Howdy everyone, I wanted to inform you that I was not compensated for this post. However, I did receive a product from the company below and the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines.

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