Crayon

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Description

A general name for a stick of chalk, charcoal, grease, or wax used for drawing.

See also charcoal crayon, Conté crayon, pastel, wax crayon, grease pencil, colored pencil, and lithograph crayon.

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Additional Information

M.Holben Ellis, M.Brigitte Yeh,"Categories of Wax-based Drawing Media" WAAC Newsletter, Vol 19(3), 1997.

Comparisons

Websites of pastel, pencil, and marker manufacturers

Websites of pastel, pencil, and marker manufacturers


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Authority

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 794
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998
  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Crayon"

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