Some artists work in stone, clay, oils or charcoal — Hoang Tran, other hand, works in crayons

Tran, a Pittsburgh-based artist, uses crayons to carve amazingly detailed busts of pop-culture figures, using colored wax to help the tiny figures spring to life.

Though his current career path is more creatively inclined, Tran initially attended school to become a dentist. “I withdrew to pursue something more creative,” Tran told Instagram. “I had seen someone else’s crayon carvings years before, and they stuck in my mind. Because we’d done something similar in dental school — we carved teeth from wax — I knew I had the skills to try.” Read more…

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