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!

September 15th, 2016

Hammerschlagen // 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.


July 7th, 2013

Fashion Statement

fish face fashion statement
I am sure this will be the craze this fall.

July 1st, 2013

Neckerchief of Anxiety.

neckerchief of anxiety
A little sketchy sketch of an idea that has yet to be colored and ruined.

June 29th, 2013

Lazy Jones

lazyOl’ Lazy Jones, they call him. Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow, amirite?

May 26th, 2013

Screenshot or it Didn’t Happen

working on something
Proof that I do more than just look at cat pictures on the internet. Not used to working this large in Photoshop, yet. It’s 16″ x 20″, 600 dpi. So far, I have basically just laid out where the next ten hours of detail work are going. Forging ahead, I want to test how “painterly” I can get, digital style.

May 4th, 2013

Tobias Fünke

Tobias Fünke
I have been hung up on this quote for about a week, so I made myself a wallpaper. Enjoy it, or don’t, but DO go watch Arrested Development. (The wallpaper is linked to the image if anyone clicks it for funsies.)

April 3rd, 2013

Glow Eyes

glow eyes
I still need to do some more studying on lighting before this one is done but the bulk of information in this image is centered around the eyes. He/she/it has a bulbous head because he/she/it is either impressively smart or particularly parasitic.

November 22nd, 2012


Like A Sir
I started out trying to personify some sort of weird existential funk that sluggishly oozed through my body and ended up portraying a gentleman with a nose job. Priorities change.

October 31st, 2012

Multiface – Come at Me, Brah.

An unusual creature possessing several distinct faces and four independently-working, bioluminescent filaments growing from the head.  The creature has no mouth so it is assumed all communication is visual or telepathic.

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