This post has two of my loves – photographs and crayons. I own atleast a pack of all forms of colors – pencils, pastels, water paints, oil paints, acrylic paints and a few more that I don’t even remember. For some reason, crayons never made it home. Everytime I pick up a box of crayons, people around me (read S) would look at me questionably as to why would I need crayons at this age. I love doodling with crayons and at one point in my life, had more than three boxes of them.
Have you ever tried to apply the crayons super thick on a chart paper and then use a blade to remove the extra wax, thereby getting a smooth finish? That’s my favorite way to use the crayons and love how subtly the crayons add color to the otherwise plain paper. Couple of months back, we were planning a sendoff gift to our manager and my team mates came to me for a hand drawn greeting card. I did the base sketching and involved all my team mates to filling the drawing with these crayons. Almost every single person, who picked up a crayon that day swore that it was very relaxing to be scribbling with a crayon. That’s the magic of art. It need not be beautiful, it need not be artistic – all it matters is how calm and peaceful it makes you feel.
Couple of days back, loaded with my camera I went on to picture my crayons, following perspectivesandprejudices’ idea on this post of mine. While S and dad were making fun of me for photographing crayons, I ended up liking the process and pictures. This would probably be the first post of the series where I photograph some mundane stuff.
Now here are some of my favorites –
The first one is my phone’s current wallpaper and the third one, my laptop’s 🙂
Do you like these pictures and which is your favorite? I would love to know 🙂