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Topic: Godspell inspired chalk art! (With progress pictures)  (Read 7404 times)
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Rylynn Cherith
« on: July 06, 2012 03:19:04 PM »

Godspell is a musical, 70's take on the Gospel. My sister recently saw it on Broadway and brought me back a t-shirt, so I decided to do something inspired by Godspell for my first Craftster challenge! I had intended to do the whole face with the right side being mostly black, but I had to go out of town for a week so I wouldn't have had time to do it all. But I still like the way it looks as half of a face! I've never done chalk art or any project at such large a scale (just the nose is a little over 5 feet long), so this was definitely a learning experience for me! Hope you all like it!

Progress Pictures!!

Day 1

Aren't Mississippi summers wonderful? Almost 95 degrees in the shade. Fantastic.

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6 (Complete!!)


~10 white sticks of sidewalk chalk and between 75 and 100 of board chalk (they don't sell white sidewalk chalk by itself)
~10 red
~10 purple
~3 yellow
~4 blue
~5.5 green
~7 chunks of drawing charcoal
~4 willow charcoal sticks
~about 10 chunks of cooking charcoal (as artists charcoal in such a large amount would have been quite expensive)
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012 03:22:09 PM by Rylynn Cherith » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012 03:44:05 PM »

That is freaking impressive and amazing!

« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012 04:37:38 PM »

I am so inspired by this!!!  You rock!

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012 06:36:22 PM »

You definitely ROCK!  So, first I hit THIS ROCKS!  You are a very talented artist - this is just beautiful, and I love the scale of it!  Very original and very wonderful.  Thanks for taking the in progress shots - really shows off your work!   Cool

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012 08:11:48 PM »

Thanks for the compliments! I've been thinking about setting aside art for a while, especially with the new school year coming up, but all your comments are very encouraging!

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012 09:14:56 PM »

That's some gorgeous line work!

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012 01:36:39 AM »

This is beautiful! It's not something we could attempt out here I'm afraid, daytime brings us nice enough weather, but it does rain at night, so all our work would be washed away the next day and we'd never be able to finish a piece this big.

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012 02:59:47 AM »

Amazing! You've really embraced the working outside idea! It must have been so difficult to get the proportions right, but you've done it perfectly.

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012 05:21:50 AM »

Agree this rocks. Lucky it didn't rain. I wonder if there is some temporary sealer you could put over it. I know the nature of sidewalk art is temporary, but it would be nice to have it last a little while. Yes, keep up with your art. This is amazing.

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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2012 01:47:07 PM »

Woah.  You're AMAZING!  Your photos gave me goosebumps. Cheesy  Love love love it!  Thank you so much for sharing!
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