Hoang Tran uses crayons to create some truly spectacular art. However instead of drawing with them, he creates tiny intricate carvings from them.
We all got told to get creative with Crayola’s, but here’s an artist that actually knew how to make use of this imagination. Instead of using the crayons for coloring, Hoang Tran turned them into canvas. Taking inspiration from popular series such as Doctor Who, Breaking Bad and Star Wars, he hand carved the tip of the crayons into intricate wax sculptures of popular characters including Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca and Yoda.
Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920’s.His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life’s career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist.
Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art, using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring, he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand, including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida
Hard to imagine the images used in this video are done with crayons!