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Create astonishing artwork with crayons! Crayons aren't just for kids anymore!Sculptors use them whole, bundling thousands of crayons to create environmental and installation-size sculptures. Carvers pierce and reshape crayons with scalpels, turning them into mini totems, helixes, and portrait busts. Textile designers take advantage of the medium's 120 shades of wax to Create astonishing artwork with crayons! Crayons aren't just for kids anymore!Sculptors use them whole, bundling thousands of crayons to create environmental and installation-size sculptures. Carvers pierce and reshape crayons with scalpels, turning them into mini totems, helixes, and portrait busts. Textile designers take advantage of the medium's 120 shades of wax to create brilliant batik fabrics. Landscape and still-life artists layer crayon shades in works on paper that rival paintings in their subtlety and depth. What will you do?! The Art of Crayon will guide you through a gallery of works by contemporary artists who use crayons as a diverse and dynamic medium. Each chapter includes a specific style of crayon artwork, complete with engaging projects from author Lorraine Bell to help you learn different techniques. From sculpture, to carving, to melted wax and drawing, you'll soon become a master crayon artist!


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Create astonishing artwork with crayons! Crayons aren't just for kids anymore!Sculptors use them whole, bundling thousands of crayons to create environmental and installation-size sculptures. Carvers pierce and reshape crayons with scalpels, turning them into mini totems, helixes, and portrait busts. Textile designers take advantage of the medium's 120 shades of wax to Create astonishing artwork with crayons! Crayons aren't just for kids anymore!Sculptors use them whole, bundling thousands of crayons to create environmental and installation-size sculptures. Carvers pierce and reshape crayons with scalpels, turning them into mini totems, helixes, and portrait busts. Textile designers take advantage of the medium's 120 shades of wax to create brilliant batik fabrics. Landscape and still-life artists layer crayon shades in works on paper that rival paintings in their subtlety and depth. What will you do?! The Art of Crayon will guide you through a gallery of works by contemporary artists who use crayons as a diverse and dynamic medium. Each chapter includes a specific style of crayon artwork, complete with engaging projects from author Lorraine Bell to help you learn different techniques. From sculpture, to carving, to melted wax and drawing, you'll soon become a master crayon artist!

30 review for The Art of Crayon: Carve, Melt, Sculpt, Resist, Color!

  1. 4 out of 5

    Blue

    Expanding my aspirational non-fiction reading from cookbooks, I picked up The Art of Crayons. So now instead of getting excited about food I'll never cook I'm busy plotting art projects I'll never actually execute. This is a nicely edited book, combining a brief history of the art of crayons, and of the iconic Crayola Crayons, with a nicely edited selection of artists working with art crayons, and suggestions and instructions for an assortment of projects designed by the represented artists. My C Expanding my aspirational non-fiction reading from cookbooks, I picked up The Art of Crayons. So now instead of getting excited about food I'll never cook I'm busy plotting art projects I'll never actually execute. This is a nicely edited book, combining a brief history of the art of crayons, and of the iconic Crayola Crayons, with a nicely edited selection of artists working with art crayons, and suggestions and instructions for an assortment of projects designed by the represented artists. My Christmas stocking contained a box of crayons this year. This book has taken my from wonder what on earth I was going to do with them to which art project I should attempt first. I'm going to get started right away...well, as soon as I make some smoked salt, roast a duck, bake some whole wheat bread with freshly milled flour.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Miss Kelly

    I skimmed through this book. I was making a nonfiction display of not your ordinary nonfiction and really enjoyed this book. I don't think I have the patience to sculpt and carve crayons, but the talented people I respect, congratulate and admire. Kudos! I skimmed through this book. I was making a nonfiction display of not your ordinary nonfiction and really enjoyed this book. I don't think I have the patience to sculpt and carve crayons, but the talented people I respect, congratulate and admire. Kudos!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Norma

    Remarkable book (no pun intended)! I'd recommend it to any creative person, particularly for its explanations of the multiple ways artists have used the medium of the humble crayon -- not just making marks with them, but sculpting and also building murals out of the crayons themselves. Remarkable book (no pun intended)! I'd recommend it to any creative person, particularly for its explanations of the multiple ways artists have used the medium of the humble crayon -- not just making marks with them, but sculpting and also building murals out of the crayons themselves.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mycala

    Crayons are not just for kids. If you don't believe me, just read this book. Can't wait to try some of these projects with my gorgeous box of 120 colors! Crayons are not just for kids. If you don't believe me, just read this book. Can't wait to try some of these projects with my gorgeous box of 120 colors!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    It's a fascinating book. It's interesting to see crayons being used in such diverse ways. It's a fascinating book. It's interesting to see crayons being used in such diverse ways.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Casseroll

    BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL! Great idea book with a few exercises to give you a taste of what the artists' in the book have done with different types of crayons. Great artwork! Check this out! BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL! Great idea book with a few exercises to give you a taste of what the artists' in the book have done with different types of crayons. Great artwork! Check this out!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ietrio

    A waste of paper. What a crayon is. With a cute motto. And big useless pictures. Than the history. Because the crayon was invented during the Paleolithic??? Than crayon becomes confused with a brand. And the pattern is the same: motto written big, than fluff, fluff, big pictures with no obvious connection with the text, than repeat.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Becca Jones

    It’s been a little while since I read a how to style art book. At their best they’re good for both technique and inspiration and this one filled both. Very helpful!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kristina

    I didn't find much value in the instruction within the book, but the creative artwork within the book was freaking amazing. The sculptures and carved crayons are a feast for the eyes. I didn't find much value in the instruction within the book, but the creative artwork within the book was freaking amazing. The sculptures and carved crayons are a feast for the eyes.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sherry (sethurner)

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    Julie Grabowski

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    Therese

  13. 4 out of 5

    sandy

  14. 5 out of 5

    Amber

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  17. 5 out of 5

    Annaline

  18. 5 out of 5

    Trinity

  19. 4 out of 5

    Diana Howard

  20. 4 out of 5

    A.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

  22. 4 out of 5

    carissa

  23. 4 out of 5

    Allison Cusher

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jessi

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amylouise Adira

  26. 4 out of 5

    Christie

  27. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

  28. 5 out of 5

    Candice

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

  30. 5 out of 5

    Fiore

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