As I usually do on my projects, I will show you the step-by-step process of how I made it. I had no idea if I could complete this big illustration in the alloted time. All totaled, it took me about 5 hours to finish it. Most folks quit around lunchtime. I had to come back and spend about 2 more hours on mine. But I got it done!!
The chalk drawings were to be created outside of the new Penguin enclosure. Retired Hallmarker, Larry Greenberg, did a ton of prep work...for 15 years he has been heading up these artist projects.(Photos of me working were taken by Larry Greenberg.)
The reality of a strong wind blowing it away is the risk that comes with this kind of work. Also, we were watching the weather reports, hoping it would not rain. It was a gorgeous day!! Some folks were distressed by the fact that these are "temporary". But I likened it to building sand castles, when you know the tide is going to wash it all away. Basically...this is "performance art"...the fun is in the doing!
To end this post, I'll show you a few random photos of the other artists at work. It was a wonderful day!