Crayon and what else?
My drawings are 100% Crayola Crayon and acid free paper. There are no sprays or coatings to preserve the drawings.
Will the crayon art fade?
Almost all mediums will fade if exposed to sunlight. Keep the pictures out of direct sunlight and away from extreme heat sources, and they will last as long as crayons last.
Do you draw or sketch outlines before you begin?
Sometimes. Usually, I draw a faint outline and then go to crayon. Other times, I do more penciling.
How long does it take you to do a piece?
I usually do an 18"x24" piece in about 35 to 40 hours broken up over two or three weeks.
How do you get detail with crayons?
Keep your crayons sharp. I use a crayon sharpener like the one on the back of a box of Crayola 64 Crayons.
How did you get started with this medium?
A teacher once told me, "You can make crayons look like oil paint if you work at it". It was an inspiration and a challenge then as it is now.
What is a Giclee print?
This is a very high quality print which replicates the detail and texture of the original.