Hello and welcome to another Talented Tuesday! Today I am featuring David Zinn, a talented freelance illustrator and artist that specializes in chalk art.
If you need a pick me up then I highly suggest you head on over to his Instagram account. It will surely make you smile with all his light-hearted and brilliantly creative chalk art.
David's chalk art drawings are made up of chalk, charcoal and found objects - (found objects such as the grassy bush pictured here.) As you can see, David cleverly turned this grassy bush into the troll's hair and pom-poms. Amazing right?
From what I found out about him and his process, David's art is improvised on location through a process known as “pareidolic anamorphosis” or “anamorphic pareidolia.”
What in the world is that? I had no idea either so I looked the words up for you...
anamorphosis - a distorted projection or drawing that appears normal when viewed from a particular point or with a suitable mirror or lens. A gradual, ascending progression or change of form to a higher type.
pareidolia - the tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the observer, such as interpreting marks on Mars as canals, seeing shapes in clouds, or hearing hidden messages in music.
In other words, David sees things in the natural world that other people don't see like trolls in grassy bushes and pencils in regular posts on the street. But David not only sees these things, he then takes it a step further and actually brings the things he sees to life. Thus David gives things a new life or a higher changed form. So cool right?!
Most of David's creatures have specific names like Sluggo (a bright green monster with stalk eyes and irreverent habits) and Philomena (a phlegmatic flying pig). You can see these characters throughout his Instagram feed. His art appears on sidewalks in Michigan (this is where he lives), but many have surfaced as far away as subway platforms in Manhattan, village squares in Sweden and street corners in Taiwan.
David has achieved global notoriety through sharing on the pages of Facebook, Instagram, Huffington Post, Graffiti Art Magazine, Bored Panda, Central China Television, Street Art Utopia, and Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of Awesome.
Click here to go to his store.
Click here to see and buy his book, a collection of his whimsical drawings
About the Author
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Amanda Rita Tardif. I used to blog about really bad ass artists each week but, considering everything I have been experiencing and learning, this blog has changed and is about to get really juicy, delicious and sexy...because I JUST CAN'T HOLD IT ALL IN ANYMORE.