The Crayon Box is an informal grouping of artists from DC. It is not the same thing as being an in-cave artist, but rather a shared workspace that is more inclusive than the onsite secret subforum. The Crayon Box has no real prerequisites for membership, and does not have a set meeting time. Crayon Box gatherings are initiated by different 'members' as a multichat on MSN, and occur at most hours of the day.
Artists who frequently work on sprites with other Crayon Box members and participate in the DC-related discussion are often referred to as 'Crayons.' The name comes from a nickname the site artist Dovealove gave the artists, citing the wisdom of a crayon box as a metaphor for co-existence. Crayons of all colors exist side by side in the same box, and do not begrudge each other their differences.