The Art of Crayon

The Art of Crayon by Lorraine Bell

Draw, Color, Resist, Sculpt, Carve!

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591013
Series: The Art of
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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. 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!

Mixed-media artist Lorraine Bell resides in Windermere, Florida on the Butler chain of lakes. A painter, sketcher, traveler, and writer, she combines her passions to create illustrated art journals bursting with images and inspirations from her adventures on the road.

Lorraine has been involved with the art industry for over twenty-five years. As the owner and manager of an art-supply store in the Cayman Islands for ten years, she hosted events that focused on the talents of local artists.

She is the owner of Serendipity Studios and one of the four members that make up the collaborative team Art to the Fifth. She created a visual calendar/journal that is the inspiration for The Documented Life Project, a year-long undertaking that encourages the concept of visual and written chronicles.

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591013
Series: The Art of
Illustrations: 250 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 215.9 mm x 254 mm
Crayons 101
A Little Crayon History
Crayon Collector: Ed Welter
Chapter 1: Drawing
A Crayon Draws Any Way You Want
Artist Profile: Aletha Kuschan
Artist Profile: Fred Hatt
Project: Crayon Portrait on Bristol Paper
Artist Profile: Jane Davenport
Artist Profile: Lynne Hoppe
Project: Abstract Crayon Drawing on Cradled Board
Artist Profile: John Lovett
Chapter 2: Sculpture
Introduction to Using Crayons in Sculpture
Artist Profile: Herb Williams
Project: Crayon Point Sculpture
Artist Profile: Christian Faur
Chapter 3: Carving
Introduction to the Art of Carving
Artist Profile: Diem Chau
Artist Profile: Pete Goldlust
Project: How to Carve a Crayon
Artist Profile: Hoang Tran
Chapter 4: Mixed Media
            Crayon Plus: Crayon in Collage and Mixed-Media
Artist Profile: Jacqueline Fehl
Artist Profile: Jane Davies
Project: Crayon and Collage
Artist Profile: Elena Nosyreva
Artist Profile: Emmie VanBiervliet
Artist Profile: Mary Jane Chadbourne
Project: Mixed Media Treasure Box
Chapter 5: Wax Resist
Introduction to Wax Resist
Artist Profile: Larry Walker
Project: Crayon Batik
Artist Profile: Shirley Ende-Saxe
Artist Profile: Yevgenia Watts
Project: Gelli Resist
Artist Profile: Kathleen Pequignot
Artists’ Directory
Resources and Supplies
About the Author