Difference between “CRAYOLA (R)” and “Pentel” / CRAYOLAとPentelの違い

Crayon (wax pastel) is rather new to me, and recently I found some difference between different brands of the medium.
The first crayon I used was CRAYOLA (R), because that was the only crayon brand I knew.
It is quite hard, and hard to “smudge” with a fingertip.

“I didn’t know of this brand of wax pastel!”
Recently, I found another brand, “Pentel” (a Japanese brand), and bought a box of 25 colors.
I used it at a croquis session on Jan. 20. I was a bit surprised to find this brand’s wax pastel is softer and applies to the paper surface a lot more easily than CRAYOLA (R) does.
So, I tried to “smudge” Pentel with a fingertip, and it worked, at least to some extent.
The resulting 20-min croquis is shown below.

It is important to try different brands of the same medium
— especially when the medium is something disregarded at some artist supply stores — you know, many stores carry several different brands of oil paint, yet it is not easy to find wax pastel at such stores. Many do not treat crayon as a “serious” medium. I do.

( ^o^) / 20-min croquis with “Pentel” crayon
Crayon on croquis paper
Not for sale — just a croquis to see how Pentel’s crayon works

* To see my finished paintings (not croquis) of, say, the human body,
just click “Works – Human bodies” on the black menu above!

私が初めて使ってみたクレヨンは CRAYOLA (R) ですが、これは、私がクレヨンというとそれしか知らなかったためです。
CRAYOLA (R) はとても硬く、指先で「伸ばす」ことが困難です。

それを1月20日のクロッキー会で使ってみました。ちょっとビックリしたのですが、ペンテルのクレヨンはCRAYOLA (R) よりもかなり柔らかいのです。

— 特に、一部の画材屋さんで軽視されている画材の場合には。ご存知のように、多くの画材屋さんでは油絵具なら各社のものを置いてあるのですが、クレヨンは探さないと見つけられないですよね。多くの人たちが、クレヨンを真剣に扱っていないのです。私は、真剣に画材として扱っています。

( ^o^) / 「ペンテル」のクレヨンでの20分クロッキー
非売品 ・・ ペンテルのクレヨンの「試し描き」クロッキーです

* 私の(クロッキーではなく)完成作品をご覧になるには、

Just a 20-min croquis — trial of “Pentel” crayon / 単なる20分クロッキー ・・ ペンテルのクレヨンの試し描き


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