Young Designers Forgo Computers and Create Inspiring Chalk Drawings
See these amazing chalk drawings that mysteriously appear each week:
2 senior design students at the Columbus College of Art have decided to take it upon themselves to prove that drawing by hand is not dead.
While most students are no longer sure how to handle real pens and pencils on paper, this daring duo, who call themselves Dangerdust, draws upon their skills every week to inspire their fellow students.
Their medium? Chalk on chalkboard. Yes, a chalkboard. You know the traditional kind that the teachers can roll around the room. Some of these pictures even show the chalkboards propped up on chairs–lest you think this is something painted on the wall.
Clearly, this is not “work” to them. They voluntarily give up their free time while presumably carrying a full course load, to create by hand these inspirational chalk drawings as anonymous gifts.
More than just chalkboard drawings, these artists combine inspirational quotes along with their talents for drawing and design to create memorable moments for their fellow students, and the faculty, each week.
The inspiring quotes cover any number of topics and come from a variety of sources. Nelson Mandela one week might be followed by John Lennon. Julia Child’s recipe for success stirs things up one week and then Steve Jobs might be on the board.
Sometimes the drawing is intricate calligraphy and pattern. Other times the drawings are three dimensional renderings. No style or subject appears to be off limits.
And their works are not strictly black and white either. Some have subtle bits of color like this quote from Jessica Hische.
Other works are filled with color, like this one from Dr. Seuss.
Oh the places you’ll go…indeed.
Original article can be read, and additional pictures seen on ViralNova.
Thanks to Dangerdust–whoever you are!