Monday, April 27, 2009

Sidewalk Arts Festival

Saturday marked SCAD's famous Sidewalk Arts Festival. It's something that I had always wanted to participate in since I started school here 3 years ago (has it really been that long?), but I always managed to talk myself out of it because of school projects. This year I was determined to do it since it's my last year. Fortunately, two of my very good friends wanted to do it, too, so we decided to team up and collaborate on a design. We came up with good concept--an underwater tea party featuring our favorite animals. The magnificent Gally sketched up a design, to which Katie and I put in our characters (a fox and a pig, respectively). And with sandwiches, drinks, and supplies in tow, we set out for Forsyth Park to participate!

The concept.

Our squares. Notice how clean Gally's & Katie's shins are. They didn't stay that way for long.

Our chalk. We had two boxes with only these colors (plus white, which Gally was currently using).

Gally sketches out the drawing.

Adding color. Unfortunately I'm not in the process shots because I was the official picture taker.

All done!

I love Katie's adorable fox. And the John Cleese-esque octopus.

Dirty (but happy!) artists. I'm really impressed at the way the piece turned out, especially since none of us work with chalk or pastels!