Pencil Color Crayon Art of Painting Artist By Christian Faur
Clip At first glance these pictures look like nothing more than pixelated photographs but closer inspection reveals the images are actually created using thousands of wax crayons.
Bored with paint and pencils, inventive artist, Christian Faur, turned to the childhood favourite for inspiration after seeing his young daughter using them.
Christian, from Granville, USA, starts each piece by scanning a photograph and breaking the image down into coloured blocks.
'The individual 'pixels' of wax are precisely packed into specific locations to produce something that uniquely balances both photography and sculpture'
He then places thousands of crayons into a grid - like coloured pixels on a television screen - before packing the finished piece into a wooden frame.
The result is a realistic image which only reveals it's humble Crayola roots on close inspection.
The Ohio artist said: 'My earliest memories of making art involve the use of wax crayons.
I can still remember the pleasure of opening a new box of crayons, the distinct smell of the wax, the beautifully coloured tips, everything still perfect and unused.
'Using the first crayon from a new box always gave me a slight pain. To the best of my knowledge this is unlike anything ever done before in art.
'The individual 'pixels' of wax are precisely packed into specific locations to produce something that uniquely balances both photography and sculpture.'