I started sidewalk chalking in 2010, and so far I am the only one I know who chalks from life, mostly orchids, but with some still life...
This was the first one I ever did. Had no idea what I was gonna do, so I grabbed an orchid I had at home and set it on a small table and drew it in a 6x4 foot or so space.
Here's a still life...
The squares on the chessboard are 1x1 inch. The image was approximately 4x6 foot.
My most recent one:
This was the big one in Sarasota, an international. Many chalkers are what is called Madonnieri, where they paint from photos of famous paintings, religious and secular. This show had over 200 chalkers, I think...
My sponsor was Awsome Orchids, with a shop right there in downtown Sarasota; they gave me a mini orchid which I drew in another 6x4 space.
Anyway, another use for soft pastel, although we use the cheapest ones we can find because our work is so ephemeral. We're also into large pastels, including Crayola [lol]. I got into this because my studio and gallery are getting full and I wanted to chalk but not have to store them — and I thought it'd be fun, which it is, but it's also somewhat like being a bum for a weekend [lol].
This is the site of my gallery album.
Eileen McHargue [pleased to meetcha]