The Chalk Art Handbook: How to Create Masterpieces on Driveways and Sidewalks and in Playgrounds

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A comprehensive guide for chalk art creators!
With so many searching for ways to have fun at home in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, chalk art has become a great way to do so while enjoying some fresh air. The Chalk Art Handbook offers budding artists a review of the tools involved, as well as tips and tricks to creating an array of sidewalk creatures. Artist David Zinn, whose work has been used as inspiration for elementary and middle school art lessons, offers step-by-step guidance on how to make chalk art come to life and advice on specific techniques such as smudging, perspective, and 3-D illusions. He also encourages artists to work outside the box with details on how to best incorporate concrete specks and natural holes or cracks in the ground into their artwork. The Chalk Art Handbook even includes bonus activities to keep everyone drawing happily both indoors and outdoors. The perfect gift for those looking for hours of outdoor fun!

"David's imaginary friends, peeking out of the cracks between our world and his, are the most delightful company anyone could want. With enough chalk and imagination, we can absolutely change the world!" - Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

David Zinn is a self-taught artist who, after working for more than twenty years as a commercial freelance illustrator, picked up a box of sidewalk chalk as an excuse to "work" outdoors on a nice day, and now he reaches hundreds of thousands of people all over the world with his temporary street art creatures. Zinn has drawn all over the United States and on the streets of Taiwan, Sweden, Germany, France, and Holland. He is the author of Temporary Preserves and Underfoot Menagerie, and he has been featured in The GuardianBusiness Insider, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Zinn resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Skyhorse Publishing

Pub Date: June 15, 2021

0.9" H x 10.1" L x 8.3" W

192 pages