January 01, 2009 05:00 PM

While many sculptors opt for clay, artist Herb Williams has a different material of choice: Crayons! The 36-year-old creates magical pieces – including celebrity busts, animals and household items – using up to 250,000 crayons at a time.

Recently, Williams crafted this life-sized dog sculpture, named “Yellowdog,” entirely from Crayola crayons. The artist – who has a personal account with Crayola – used cigar cutters and dog nail-clippers to carefully sculpt each individual crayon, and then layered them together tightly. Williams’s sculptures sell for anywhere from 500 (about $700) up to 30,000 pounds (about $43,000)!

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