David Zinn, a self-taught street artist, has been making chalk art in Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1987. He has been doing this for fun since then. David uses chalk, charcoal, and other materials to make funny figures and short-lived illustrations. He picks places that aren’t very interesting, like cracks, curbs, or pipe covers, and finds new ways to put his imaginary friends into the landscape.
His most common monsters are a green monster named “Sluggo” (a bright green monster with stalk eyes and weird habits) and a flying pig named “Philomena”. (a phlegmatic flying pig). David’s paintings and figures depend on the size of the sidewalk and the day’s mood.
Here we brought a set of amazing art done by David Zinn. There is no doubt that you would love to see this art in person sometime.
#01. Sluggo come out from his world.
#02. “No diving”. Ok, I’m snorkeling
Sluggo was a massive hit among kids and youngsters. These bizarre visuals give some important messages to society while entertaining.
#03. Save the water.
#04. The area is full of garbage.
#05. Philomena, do not eat them.
The Sluggo looks likes characters from a lovely ghost or monster story. You see, the dinosaur, or dragon, is the part of us that is afraid even though we try to be brave on the outside, especially with kids.
#06. Watch out the dragon is dangerous.
#07. Famous Philomena- A flying pig.
Have you ever seen animals coming through a wall? But this is not strange for David Zinn.
David can create three-dimensional pictures with chalk.
#10. The pipe is brought to life.
By drawing with chalk, artist David Zinn brings the sidewalk to life. He’s very good at making art that uses overgrown grass and cracks in the sidewalk to create optical illusions that show flying pigs, small rodents, and even aliens living among people who pass by.
In the beginning, David used chalk to draw slugs. Later his art has become more diverse. If you find the right angle, his characters tell their stories to you.
The pandemic forced many artists to change their plans, but Zinn has continued working in Michigans, and outdoor public art has allowed him to keep working there. He had drawn arts in New York, Sweden, and Taiwan too. However, it never leaves the ground and other objects.
#13. “Nadine” got wings
A decaying tree is a great asset to him, and it takes a little time to create an animal on it.
He is an expert at using the objects around him in his art.
When your mind is filled with the worries of a typical workday, find these cute little drawings, you will make a smile.
Recent research has shown that drawing and playing can be good for lowering stress to sparking your imagination. Try this; It would be a new experiance for your kids too.
If you made some art of this kind or find something new like this, do not hesitate to share it with us.