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Re: [teacherartexchange] Chalk Drawings


From: Woody Duncan (woodyduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 23 2008 - 16:30:48 PDT

On Aug 23, 2008, at 2:36 PM, Dobbelaere wrote:

> I have been in charge of painting a mural on our little towns main
> street for the past 25 years we started with chalk a couple of
> years then we started using house piant . We use the theme for the
> labor day festival they close the main street off for us on Sat
> night at 11:00 a few county cops come to make sure we don't get ran
> over . It is just a group of kids that started it with me 25
> years ago they still meet me there in the street that night
> wherever they come from (Columbus, Cincinnatti, Michigan, Etc. )
> they almost always show up at 11:00 we encourage any one else to
> pick up a brush and help. We have a lot of little town rats still
> up at that time of night and they join in also. I draw the design
> with chalk and write in colors , and everyone starts painting. we
> finish with spray paints for the 3d effects. We are usually done
> around 4 am and by 8 when the town has its festival 5 mile walk it
> is ready . I would really like to try one of those paintings like
> the chalk artists do that appear to jump off the ground I know they
> are stretched and morphed some how for the effect does anyone know
> how that its achieved or is it only possible on an inclined street?

I do believe those drawings only work if viewed from one specific
point. If you move elsewhere the illusion does
not work. The camera had to be in one specific spot to capture the

> Sandy Dobbelaere Oakwood Ohio 45873
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