Portraits Made from Individual Crayons

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Portraits Made from Individual Crayons

Artist Christian Faur made a set of stunning portraits using thousands of crayons inset into the frames. The series is called “Rods and Cones” and is the first instance I can think of where crayons are used in such a way to create art.

[via Dude Craft]

20 thoughts on “Portraits Made from Individual Crayons

  1. Roberto Alsina (@ralsina) says:

    There was a guy called Dusty in a reality/contest show called Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, who had done the same thing as a self portrait, IIRC.

    1. Roberto Alsina (@ralsina) says:

      And here it is (picture #5 if the gallery doesn’t take you there immediately) http://www.bravotv.com/work-of-art/season-2/photos/photo-diaries/dustin#image-102351

      1. Michael Colombo says:

        Then I stand corrected. I guess there’s more than one person working with crayons in such a way. Thanks for the link.

  2. Alex says:

    Or how about this one that appeared on Makezine 3 years ago?


    1. Seth says:

      That’s just today’s guy, but from 6 years ago. Nice.

  3. Michael Colombo says:

    Well, mea culpa – it appears I’ve double-posted. Thanks for pointing it out, readers.

    1. Alex says:

      It’s all good – these are new works from the artist, and it’s been a while since he or similar works were posted.

      It’s just that when I can remember something similar from my years of obsessively reading Makezine it’s like a challenge to find it in the archives :-)

  4. G says:

    Great ideas happen simultaneously. There were folks that were less than 1 year behind Einstein in relatively. Alexander Graham Bell beat the other guy to the patent office by just a few hours.
    Great idea and great art.


  5. Periwinkle Picasso says:

    Looking at Faur’s “traditional” paintings quickly revelas that he’s really more a skilled technician (and possibly e-promotor) than an “artist” of any great ability – even his most thoughful pieces are directly based on the work of other photographer’s work; and when he resorts to producing his own custom hued ‘rods and cones’ sticks, he even removes the limitation imposed by the original medium, children’s crayons. but interesting wall-hangings, still.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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