I had so much fun before the holidays creating Crayola crayon portraits for my friends and family, and they’re such an enjoyable project to make that I’d like to share how to create one. I think that with some patience it’s something that anyone could do, though they can be a little time-consuming (but nothing like oil/acrylic paint portraits)!
The first thing you need to do is dig up a good photo that you think would translate well into a piece of art using the medium. This means you need colors and contrast. I have chosen a Facebook photo of my friend Caitie with an armful of bottled water in a Philadelphia grocery store (she was stocking up before the big storm). I like the photo because it has plenty of contrast and interesting content.
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