Taking Flight Blog Chalk Sidewalk Katie September 20, 2018 Taking Flight, 11 May 2018, chalk and pastel on pavement at Middlebury College, 33′ x 9′, 8 hours. …Because even flying pigs need some TLC! Watch the video to see just how extreme the 3D distortion is! Wait for it… Here’s a quick glimpse into chalk process! Not the string grid and the sketchy under-chalking. This provides an ugly but fantastic platform to layer other colors on top of: Thin underlayer rubbed into the concrete for a base. Pig and grid. Check out the clipboard…that’s where it all begins. Pig in progress You never have quite the right colors, so mixing via cross-hatching allows unexpected colors to interact to create a sense of motion, light, and even…the overall color you were looking for. Dirty feet for scale. …but then again, some colors are just so lovely all on their own! Delicious! I very much enjoyed going wild with this particular section! These are bee-eater wings, and I chose them for how gloriously colorful they are! Fun with linework Perky pig snout! Go, buddy, go!