Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Chalkboard art - my first attempts

I'm not usually one for going with a trend, but this one has tickled my fancy. It's 'chalkboard art'. We always called them blackboards when I was at school, but now its all interactive whiteboards.

Anyway, I've made a Pinterest board with a few of favourites so far on it. Some of the best examples around at the moment are by Dana Tanamachi  an artist/designer based in Brooklyn.
I'm not great at drawing generally, but I do a lot of typography, so I thought I'd have a go myself. I actually drew this in pencil and used a little photoshop magic to get the effect, but I might get round to using actual chalk after a bit more practice. This photoshop tutorial is very helpful for getting the effect.

I'm quite pleased with it for a first attempt. What do you reckon?


wordsfallfrommyeyes said...

Love that question! :)

em said...

Love it.
But how is your writing so neat?

ra_life said...

Ta. Um, a ruler and lots of erasing and re-drawing?