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The Amazing Crayon Art Of Christian Faur

Christian Faur is an artist based in Granville, Ohio. Looking for a new technique, he experimented with painting with wax, but he didn't feel the results were satisfactory. Then, at Christmas in 2005, his young daughter opened a box of 120 Crayola crayons he'd bought her, and everything clicked into place. Faur decided he would create pictures out of the crayons themselves, packing thousands of them together so they become like the colored pixels on a TV screen.

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He starts each work by scanning a photo into a computer and breaking the image down into colored blocks  He then draws a grid that shows him exactly where to place each crayon The finished artworks are packed tightly into wooden frames. He actually makes the crayons himself, hand-casting each one in a mould.

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50 comments:

  1. he must be bored

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  2. thats so awesome

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  3. i think this would be pretty easy to do...just time consuming. haha all you gotta do is pixelate a picture and match the right color to the right pixel

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  4. Very cool and original.

    But wow, listen to the arm-chair critics who devalue this work. Enjoying your false sense of superiority? I doubt the critics here could even replicate something they already have seen, much less create something original. How does the song go ? "I'm so much cooler on-line"

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  5. it reminds me of light bright

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  6. This rocks my cock.

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  7. This is great, very nice and original. To the person who thinks this would be easy just time consuming is a total idiot.

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  8. can anyone explain why there are random colors on some of the pics?

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  9. this is shit art. fuck you who say otherwise.

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  10. i only let the page load because i thought there were going to be actual coloring that would blow my mind.

    the matching the pixels poster was quite correct.
    still...a couple of them had a nice eerie quality.

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  11. I saw this posted somewhere else, apparantly the random colors are some kinda coded message for the people who are in the picture. cant remember how it's supposed to work.

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  12. What a waste of good crayons. Use pushpins, or just buy a Lite Brite.

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  13. He should melt one and see how it turns out

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  14. Saw this IRL cause I go to school in Granville. Pretty cool stuff. Like a TV screen, it looks better when viewed by your eyes (not through a photographer's lens) and at a proper distance. The photographer was clearly still trying to reproduce the charm of the crayons to give the viewer a sense of what the works look like, though the photos do little justice. Faur is carrying through the spirit of Seurat and Pissaro with these.

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  15. I love this so much I want to cry.

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  16. Pile of childish shite. I was doing this sort of crap in the womb. It bored me then, and it bores me now.

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  17. Number 17 looks extraordinarily like a picture my Mom has of my grandmother holding her as a baby. I wonder what the chances are....?

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  18. It would be time consuming, but really good artists like to do that.

    It's not so simple to just pick a picture, pixelate, and copy. There are SO many different colors of crayons, and getting it to be perfect would be really difficult.

    I like the idea, but I also think that getting push pins would have been cheaper.

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  19. Very cool artwork!


    Don't feed the trolls people, ignore their hate and move on.

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  20. i've seen this artists work at a sculpture show it's truly amazing.

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  21. Fucking waste of good crayons.

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  22. It just work as pixels do. Making that requires of such a good sense of placement, tones, colors, and a lot of patience. I like it!

    Caro G
    info@color-es.net
    http://www.color-es.net

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  23. my brain almost cant fathom how amazing this is.

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  24. the reason there are "random colors" is because when you take a picture and zoom in super close you see that those "random colors" are actually part of the pigmentation that faraway looks just like any old picture is supposed to, but I think he carried the exactness too far there sort of, you know how those old t.v. with the curved screen where colored? its a ton of little blue,green,red and yellow striped ovals that are brighter or darker so far away it creates the image.~hope this makes the same sense to you it does to me~
    *although I thought he didnt need to add the "random colors" I thought its all amazing and complicated and tedious to do but an exquisite artist and original thinker indeed. LIGHT BRIGHT ALSO CAME TO MY MIND...my inner child escaping.

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  25. he added the "random colors" because he's an artist, he can do whatever he wants.

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  26. I honestly do not feel that there should be many accolades, a computer basically made this almost super cool thing!

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  27. I am so not impressed :(. Assuming he doesn't even take the photos- and I don't think he does, neither the article nor his website are crediting him.

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  28. I dislike the random colours...

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  29. I love the trolls on here who have absolutely no talent, and in turn must bash other peoples work. I bet some of you think the Mona Lisa is terrible too. Truly trolls.

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  30. I wonder how he got all those crayons. Surely he did not buy tons and tons of boxes only to pick out all the gray ones?

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  31. "I wonder how he got all those crayons"...
    "what a waste of good crayons"...

    if you read the article - it tells you - he makes the crayons himself, he casts them from molds.

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  32. I think they're interesting and unique. Agreed it's a bit like light-brite but way more labor intensive. What does he use to create the crayons - does he melt down other crayons??

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  33. Flip it and you got a big ol' stamp

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  34. looks liek something by andy warhol, wicked cool

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  35. You gotta love the talentless morons who post negative comments just to get themselves noticed. Note to these people: the best way to get yourself noticed is to show some talent of your own.

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  36. here at http://www.zurich-beauty.com/ we like taking 5 min off work and look at cool pics like this,,,,

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  37. I am an art teacher in Indianapolis, IN. We saw your work and my students want to try to create this. We have been donated 20,000 crayons thus far that would have been thrown in a land fill. Crayons are extremely dangerous and recycling them are a major part of our universe going green. So to all of you thinking this is a waste of crayons, ask you local diners what they do with crayons after one child puts sticky ketchup on them... You guessed it... They throw them away. So I was wondering if the artist would be so kind to contact me and help me to help my students create this work. I can not find crayon molds anywhere on the internet and I have 70 students that want to create a 12X18 piece. We have figured out that it will take approximately 1700 crayons per piece. We would like to make custom colors too. ANY HELP WOULD GREATLY BE APPRECIATED. My email address is meyerw@ips.k12.in.us The school phone number is 317-693-5590. Ms. Meyer Hope to hear from you soon. Your art work has inspired an entire school.

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  38. Very. Trolls ive had enough. Get lost

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  39. There are more comments complaining about trolls than there are trolls. So annoying. Someone not liking the same thing as you doesn't make them a troll. And if you did think they were trolling, responding to them even to tell others to ignore them is what trolls want, so yeah, great job on both accounts there.

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  40. Exceptionally well done and very clever but I only need to spend a few seconds looking at one and I'm done.

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