July 30th, 2017

Chalkfest 2017 – Eau Claire, WI

First, I haven’t posted anything for a while, but I am still creating! It’s harder and harder to find time to sit down at the computer and type anything up. Smartphones are too convenient. If anyone is looking for more current content, I’ve been posting semi-regularly on my Instagram @arclarkart.

Second, I am thankful that Volume One & UW-Eau Claire continue to put together an amazing event for local artists and community to join together and create and view sidewalk art for the day!

Let me tell you a little about our time at Chalkfest.
Saturday, July 29, 2017. In the beginning, there are composition sketches.
It’s easiest to work through sketches in the same room as your partner, but Kim and I had to send concepts and sketches through the ol’ text-machine since we are no longer in the same city. As an adult, it becomes a logistical nightmare to get two people in the same room at the same time and digital communication was our friend. End result of combined sketches, brainstorming and Photoshop Magic below:

The munchkins, posing in front of their Minecraft square, are the same talented models that helped us with reference material:

Mid-Process #1 with myself; smudging some shadows on to the “pages”:

Mid-Process #2 with Kim; time to let everyone know what number we are:

Dirty chalkwater and paintbrushes. I love using water to start blocking out and painting in big blocks of color. Less of the sidewalk shows through if you can saturate the area with chalk+water (Kim is more of a blend-until-your-skin-is-in-the-cement.) Both methods produce similar results, but I think the brush is quicker.

Mid-Process #3 with some eyes still missing. Shadows and highlights are still a work-in-progress at this point. We worked very quickly in the morning as the threat of sun started to get more and more real. Due to the fast pace, there wasn’t time for much process documentation.

Finished square! Kids, Yog-Sothoth and Nyarlathotep.

Audience Choice Award!!! <3<3<3 Thank you from #113!
winners

September 15th, 2016

Hammerschlagen // Nagelspielen

Nagelspielen
Whatever you want to call it, this is not a game for the uncoordinated. This time, I incorporated the holy quadrality of recyclables, paint, sharpie and airbrush to complete this piece. Thanks for checking it out! Distilled process below.

process

June 26th, 2016

Jen Holding Wolf & Lasers

JenWolfFinal

Youth-inspired mixed media painting that is finished after 2 years of off-and-on attention but it came together in the end. The end result is an eclectic mixture of lace, driftwood, pages and paint that seeks to capture the wild bond between a girl and her dog.

June 22nd, 2015

Minecraft Adventures in Wood & Clay

minecraft chess woodworking
Woodwork and countless(64) squares courtesy of Steven.

minecraft polymer

Polymer clay tools, squid-in-progress & eyeless Herobrine cows off to the side.

minecraft chicken slime
One completed Chicken & Slime pawn; all the rest to go.

minecraft chess instructions
Completed chess set & instructions with built-in piece holder.

minecraft chess
It’s on! Classic good vs. evil battle.

minecraft characters

June 18th, 2015

Everyone Wants Our Doors

Door Billboard
Woohoo! One of the more off-the-wall concepts I played with got accepted for our Door Billboard. #Spacedoors

March 3rd, 2015

5 Day Art Challenge

For my I-got-tagged-on-Facebook-Art-Challenge I had to post 3 pics a day for 5 days. Here they are all together:

Day 1: Digital Painting/Photomanipulation Mix
photomanip1
Day 2: Critter Collage (FishWolfCrab)
Critters
Day 3: Lil’ Scallywags
Monsters2

Day 4: #tbt
#tbt
Day 4: Neature
neature

December 26th, 2014

Kick All the Sand!

Kick the Sand!
Lil (24″ x 60″) photo+drawing combo for two cool kids.

August 23rd, 2014

Land-Escape

Dust Storm

Not done yet… but I am getting impatient so I wanted to put something up.
Started this because I keep rolling over the quote from Frank Herbert’s Dune:

“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.”

Then whatever happened happened.

July 25th, 2014

Whisky Tango Foxtrot

fox coyote wolf float
Lil’ pup float-jumping.

June 27th, 2014

Portrait Time!!!

Day of the Dead
If I post in the next 30 minutes I can hashtag this shiz #freakyfriday. A great photographer provided me a little source material to do a portrait for her (with some artistic license). Thanks and you’re welcome!

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