It rained on Saturday, but that didn't bother most of the chalk artists in downtown Denver. They went back at it to reconstruct their "temporary" works of art. A hazard of this type of endeavor, to be sure.
It was fun to see the original artwork on an 8 x 12 piece of paper being transformed into a much larger piece that brought smiles, curious looks and general fun to the crowd gathered on Market Street. From the classic portrait style that you might otherwise find in an art gallery to sublime pieces nods to Star Trek, the Avengers and much more.
I've stood in the Louvre looking at the original, but this version put a bigger smile on my face and was a lot bigger than the famous Mona Lisa!
More than any other, we wanted to see the finished piece, after all it was Where's Waldo and they hadn't put him in when we were there.
This was my favorite. I got the artist's card after she told me illustrating children's books is her dream. She went on to tell me "words don't matter, it is the images"... careful now... if we end up working together we might have to happily disagree.
Others covered it up to ensure the hours and hours and hours of work were protected and the detail in this one was literally spectacular. I wanted to talk to her, but the line was too long. Simply artistic genius!
My party agreed this wonderful blue fox was an overall favorite.
I really wanted to stary to see how this would turn out. The use of black and white was awesome!
holding baby John Elway?
I was disappointed to have missed seeing the Gargoyle my latest novel is based on washed out. I'd really like to see what he looked like before the rain took him.
Best story of the night. This man was recreating a picture of his grandfather during WW1, with his head coming out of the airplane he flew in the war. A picture was found in an attic that told the story he grandfather never spoke of. A true American hero. The artist bragged, "His friends called him Curly. I have his curly hair!" A huge smile crossed his face and ours too!. Thank you for your service Curly!