Saturday

THE ART OF THE CRAYON


THE CRAYON ARTIST BLOG 

Promoting The Art Of The Crayon for Creative and Independent Thinkers

I am typically known as Jeffrey Robert "The Crayon Artist" and began this new journey in crayon art forty years ago but did not realize what an impact it could have as a learning style for children.

Although it is only through the experience of the creative process that one can receive the full benefit of what this art concept has to offer, I believe that the visitor may be inspired and motivated to see how a seemingly limited art medium such as crayons can produce such amazing results.

The theme of my blog is about sharing the artwork, thoughts and techniques of my creative process and how the discovery of this new concept can affect the essential quality of our nature as creative beings.


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TV CLIPS FEATURING JEFFREY ROBERT


Friday

NEW STORYBOOK DESTINATION SERIES


POLAR NIGHT by Jeffrey Robert The Crayon Artist

A cold and starry night in the warmth of a mother's love is the plight of the ice bear and her cub. Lonely and remote by all appearances...home is still where the heart is.
POLAR NIGHT, OUT OF AFRICA and HOME ON THE RANGE are the first of three creations in my STORYBOOK DESTINATION SERIES. 
Along with my concept of crayons, I am recapturing the enjoyment of the "child within." Within this creative process, I can begin to sense a familiar feeling of hope and wonder. It's an exciting emotion that transported a curious imagination to far away places once explored as a child. This "Story Book" art style welcomes back those feelings and helps me to remember how life is intended to be more vibrant and unrestricted by boundaries, times and circumstances.

EMAIL TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE ORIGINALS IN THIS SERIES.
THE STORYBOOK DESTINATION SERIES IMAGES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN MY ART SHOP IN ARTIST EDITIONS & CRAYON COLLECTIBLES.

Thursday

Something Magical Is Possible

FIRST GRADE CRAYON ART & NEW BOOK PREVIEW

Pablo Picasso once said: "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." I think it’s all about the magic, it’s in my imagination and the fun of crayons inspires me to bring it out.

My new book "Something Magical Is Possible" is a project I am working on and is dedicated to my biggest fans, the kids. It’s set to contain a large collection of favorite art pieces I have created through the years as inspiration to what crayons are capable of.

In the early years of classroom visits in schools, I developed a concept of crayon art techniques that help children discover "how things work." Learning styles specialists know that encouraging their sensory and cognitive skills through the fun of coloring will also empower them to become better readers and writers. In terms of education in an age where art continues to diminish in public schools, only for less desirable forms of entertainment to flourish in its place, the future ultimately rests in the hands of the children. I think that my artwork represents a special landmark for children, that fine art can be created with a simple box of crayons that has been elevated to a distinguished level in fine art galleries, museums and national news media events.

I cannot think of anything more constructive, wholesome and creatively satisfying to the soul than a simple box of crayons.  The secret lies in strengthening the current of creative flow by empowering a child’s creative spirit. The Art Of The Crayon serves as a solid platform which is sophisticated enough to continue building upon for independent and creative thinking.

WHY KIDS LOVE LEARNING MY CRAYON SECRETS

Crayon Abstract Realism



JEFFREY ROBERT CRAYOLA ORIGINAL ART OF CHIEF JOSEPH & AMERICAN HORSE

My latest crayon original, AMERICAN HORSE, reminded me of another piece I created earlier in my career entitled, CHIEF JOSEPH, where I strived to create photo-realistic images using only a simple box of Crayola Crayons as my art medium. Although I have not moved away from realism with crayons, I've begun to explore the emotional power of the process that compels me to think farther outside the box.

Tuesday

DUKE KAHANAMOKU




WORDS I LIKE TO REMEMBER


For many of us who grew up in Hawaii, it does us well to remember the words of Duke’s mother who use to tell her children “Go out as far as you want. Never be afraid in the water." 

Duke Kahanamoku was baptized in the ocean according to ancient custom. His father and uncle took him out in an outrigger canoe when he was a small boy and threw him into the surf. "It was swim or else," Duke later recalled. "That's the way the old Hawaiians did it." 


I also was inducted in the ocean in this manner by one of my Hawaiian Uncles when I was a young boy and the water has been second nature to me ever since.  Aloha Friday from the Hawaiian Crayon Artist!

Monday

WHY I LOVE TO DO PORTRAITS WITH CRAYONS



Creating Portraits with Crayola Crayons does not allow for any mistakes and to a large degree must be exact in capturing the essence of a person. There is a lot of sentiment and nostalgia that goes into a Children’s Portrait. To use their very own art medium to create their likeness adds a sense of emotion and wholesome innocence to make it even more special. Adults think it’s fun for them to have their portrait created with crayons too. For me, it’s a creative challenge that I have enjoyed for forty years in seeing people smile at the finished work. Oh yeah, everyone loves to have their portrait framed with a crayon with their name personalized on the crayon wrapper too!


CLICK TO VIEW CRAYOLA PORTRAITS

Sunday

BLUE HONU (HAWAIIAN SEA TURTLE) ORIGINAL CRAYON ART

Framed in my trademark frame design with the title of the artwork
 on the crayon in transparent blue plexi/metal floating frame design.

HONU KAI ORIGINAL (sold)



The inspiration for the BLUE HONU ART COLLECTION started with a surf session at a popular surf break called “Honolii” on the Big Island of Hawaii. While there I noticed a great number of Hawaiian sea turtles in and around the inside reef. Especially impressive was the way they harmoniously mingled,swimming in, out and around as we surfed the waves. It was as if they considered us to be a part oftheir sea family! So graceful and fluid in their movements were they. Continuing to be impressed by the experience, I felt that I must color their story through my art of these incredibly calm, serene and laid-back creatures. It is my hope that the Blue Honu Collection along with my other sea life images created with the children's art medium will inspire more sensitivity and compassion from people of the world to live in peace and harmony with this bountiful gift for our uniquely designed sea creatures.

AND THIS IS WHY I MADE THEM BLUE...
Honu Aloha: The gift of the Hawaiian guardian sea creature 
Honu Kai:  The ocean home of the blue honu
Honulectric: The dazzling design of the mystical Blue Honu
Honu Baby:  The innocence of the ocean’s sweet cycle of life
Honu Bubbles:The underwater world of color, reflection and movement
Honu Keiki: The pure and childlike playfulness