Don Marco, the Crayola Crayon Artist

I recieved these photos in an e-mail, so I have no source for them. But I assume they are the copyrighted works of Don Marco.

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.

Isn't that crazy that these are all done in crayon? Whenever I have colored, I always found that there were always areas where the crayon wax wouldn't stick, causing light spots. I can't imagine how he is able to create such a consistent, strong color. Pretty dang nifty.

1 comment:

  1. By smudging it. You take tissue paper and rub. It heats up the wax and fills in the white spots.