Try a few of these cool drawing techniques to discover a world of possibilities!
There are several different ways you can draw with use your crayons or pencils. First, you can press either hard or soft with your crayon to create a lighter or darker color. You can also "gradate" which means you can start with hard pressure and move to a lighter pressure to create a fading effect. You may also draw lines with your pencil to create a textured look. This is called hatching or cross-hatching. You can also layer different colors with light pressure to create other colors! Even the type of paper you use will affect how your drawing looks. See more information and examples on the next pages.