ByJess O'Kane, writer at
Big in Japan
Jess O'Kane

Hoang Tran is an amazing artist whose creations will redefine what you thought it was possible to do with a single crayon.

Tran uses Crayola crayons to make complex sculptures of pop culture icons, from The Simpsons:

To Gizmo from Gremlins:

Tran was inspired by similar carvings by artist Diem Chau. After a friend asked him to participate in an art show, Tran remembered them and tried some of his own.

The amount of time he spends on each can vary depending on the subject:

Each one can take a few hours. It depends on the complexity of the subject, how delicate it is, if extra colours are involved, and so on. Carving something for the first time can take a little longer as I try to figure out the best way to approach it.

And those colors? They're not paint. Tran calls himself a "purist" and only uses wax from other crayons. Because paint is for losers.

Check out more of his work below.

(Source: Lost At E Minor/Sploid)


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