A really good friend of mine is a very colorful person who is just an extreme burst of energy and light. So, when I first saw the melted crayon art on here I immediately thought of her and incorporating her into that, the best way to do that I thought was with her hair, so here it is. Oh and "Fate Loves the Fearless" is one of my favorite quotes (it's by James Russell Lowell) and I thought it made sense with this drawing since it's so fun and exciting so I incorporated it.
Get a blank canvas and draw the person on it. Use pencil so you can fix and change it. I did it at an angle to be more fun and because my friend's picture was at an angle so I wanted to keep that the same. This is the longest step. I am no portrait artist so this took me a while lol and it's not perfect.
When you are done with your portrait go over the lines in pencil with a thin sharpie (makes it easier to paint later in my opinion).
Get paper/cardboard and cut it out in the shape of your portrait so you can protect it. I couldn't figure out how to stick my paper over my drawing. My tape didn't want to stick to the canvas, so I ended up having to hold it.
Attach your crayons with your glue gun to a sheet of paper or cardboard.
Cover your working area in newspapers so that you don't get melted crayon on everything. It does spatter all over.
Now your are ready to do the melting. Turn your portrait upside down so the person is facing downwards. Hold whatever you are using to protect your portrait over it and over that place your row of crayons. I did this with one hand and with the other hand I began to use the hairdryer on the crayons.
Watch the crayon melt and slide down. Fix it up and retouch it so the spread is better, you can get it however you want with a little tweaking.
Since I could only use one hand to cover my portrait with my paper some melted crayon got on my drawing. If this happens don't worry, scratch off the melted crayon, this is where the paint comes in.
Paint the outline of the portrait in black paint. When this dries fill in the rest of the drawing with white paint. This should cover any stray color.
Finally, add any fun quote that you like. You are now done :D!