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How a scientific approach to crayons yields this artist’s photorealistic portraits

With his series of crayon works, Ohio artist Christian Faur is not only creating photorealistic portraits out of art supplies traditionally relegated to children, but he’s also making the crayons from scratch. Jackie Shafer of WOSU in Columbus has this look at the unique and “ridiculously labor-intensive” medium in which Faur does much of his work.

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