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.