Figure A: Samples of my 3d chalk art
Figure B: What these same chalk pieces look like from the wrong angle
Figure C: The image on the left shows the concept art: what I wanted it to look like. The image on the right shows the "pinched" effect; what the work would look like if viewed from above. I draw the pinched version, so that when you stand in the vantage point, it looks like the concept art.
Figure D: A visual breakdown of how the 3d chalk art works, made by artist Hector Diaz
Figure E: People interacting with the chalk art
Figure F: Examples of markers at the vantage point
- 3d works take weeks of planning, be sure to reach out as soon as possible.
- Rectangular shapes work best.
- Stanchions or barricades are usually a good idea for large pieces of chalk art.
- Not all surfaces are created equal. Some pieces may require the use of washable paint to help speed the process along. Think about what is allowed on the site that you want to chalk.
- Some places do not allow chalking on the ground. We can work around this by using loose canvas, laying it on top of the ground, and working on top of that instead.
- Will the piece be a performance during the event or do you want it done ahead of time?
- There are 2 different types of 3d chalk artworks: pieces that go into the ground and pieces that look like they are laying on the ground. Think about what it is that you are looking for.