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July 9, 2012
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Random Viking Dude chalk art by JCSArtCan Random Viking Dude chalk art by JCSArtCan
5 1/2 hours later, finished. The chalk art street festival is only for a limited time. This is what I came up with on the fly. Unluckily I had no reference. The original idea wouldn't fit the area I was given.
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Given 2012-08-09
Random Viking Dude chalk art by ~JCSArtCan Street art that is truly 'on the street'. Much attention for street art gets directed at work depicted purely with spraycans. The attention to detail in what is after a very short lived piece as a chalk drawing, reminds us that there is still a lot of fantastic work out there that does not always fit the typical 'street art' box. ( Featured by kiwi-pdd )
blazethecat77777101 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
WHOA my brain just exploded 
JCSArtCan Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It was a fun learning experience to play with chalk art, and not make it look like chalk. The key (which was hard to find any tips) was water and a cheap sponge brush.
GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
you have been featured here [link]

impressive work too
JCSArtCan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sorry for not responding sooner. Thanks for letting me know!
GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
you are welcoem
JCSArtCan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks everyone for your comments. I wish I did have some sort of reference for the art. Based on what I did for last year, I had a layout that was more vertical. I would not work for this area. The chest area is way to big and doesn't wrap around the ribcage correctly. I was mainly playing with the chalk drawing techniques I found online. Chalk drawing techniques are very difficult to find. My favorite was a sponge brush with water. It really helped with the blending, and more solid color. I was appreciative of the photographer giving me the photo file. The picture I took had sun and shadow over the art, and made it look funny. I should of took another photo, so it isn't so distorted, and more straight on. Perspective is a #$%^& deepening on where your standing. Thanks again for the comments everyone. Both the positive, the helpful, and the negative. Every comment helps one grow as an artist. I am planning on practicing more before the event next year. I will post those images also.
SoulOfAlbatross Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I dont mean to sound mean or offensive, but this is really quite bad and I am honestly annoyed that it has received Daily Deviation. Alas, this is what deviantart has become. A+ on anatomy A+ on color work and F on originality
PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
He looks like he's rising out of the concrete. I like it!
Thegarfieldtouch Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing work man!! :clap:
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