Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chalk Art

5-12-10 playful brain
I have been reading about techniques for successful sidewalk chalk art which has fascinated me for years. I read about how to create some 3-D chalk art by using the computer to "stretch" your photo which should produce a pattern to work off from. Then by putting a grid on your photo and on the sidewalk, you can just start drawing within the grid lines.

Here are a few examples of 3-D from the Internet.




I was not up to doing a large piece, so just wanted to experiment with a small picture. I picked one of a flower and butterfly, which I believe is a photo from my friend Lori which I had in my computer files.

Here is my process..... looks like I have a lot more practicing to do!




5 comments:

  1. That is beautiful!

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  2. wow! i want to know where you found black chalk! I love chalking on the sidewalk but it looks nothing like YOUR chalk art!

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  3. Use soft pastel chalk, instead of the type made for kids. Buy at art store.

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  4. Looks great, I might be fooled into trying to catch the butterfly.

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