Over the weeks and months, of this blog we have come to see some rather amazing street art. Some have been nerdy, some amazing and some are just made to make people like us smile. That is where the amazing cartoon chalk drawing skills of David Zinn comes into it. He is a very talented street artist who creates funny chalk drawings about the green creature Sluggo and his friends that he invented. These delightful characters have been seen all over sidewalks in Ann Arbor, Michigan and I would like to show you just a small selection of them…
Top 10 Amazing Street Art Chalk Drawings
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Chalk
10 – Make sure you clean behind those eye stalks as well!
FACT: Have you see a teacher use chalk or maybe you have seen people mark tennis courts and football pitches with it?! Well, that isn’t true because chalk has not been used for those things since the 80’s as mining costs were already too high to get it. Nowadays blackboard chalk and line painting are done with a solid chemical driven paint.
9 – Are those bubbles rising from your swimming trunks Sluggo!
FACT: Strangely chalk is not weathered by water as its fine-grained structure makes it almost waterproof, but when that water is in frost form chalk cracks and weathers badly.
8 – Want to come outside and play Sluggo?!?
FACT: Have you ever seen gymnasts and other athletes wipe their hands in that white power before performing?!? Well, guess what, that is chalk and it is used to provide grip.
7 – It looks amazing! But don’t you have to plug them in?!?
FACT: Chalk is highly porous which means it can not only filter water rather well, but it can also be used to store it as well!
6 – Are you allowed to pick them Sluggo?!?
FACT: All of the chalk that is used in the world today dates from the Cretaceous Period which was about 121 million years ago! (give or take a few million years)
5 – I would love feeding these, but it would take ages for them to get to the bread!
FACT: Chalk is found in various places all over the World, but strangely 99% of all chalk used as in manufacturing is from only 2 places, Northwest Europe and between the Rocky Mountains in the Mississippi River!
4 – Fly my babies, FLY!!!
FACT: Chalk forms in marine environments with warm water and deep seas, but that is in the short-term, over millions of years it might form islands and can float off to other, colder parts of the World much like how the Isle of White (UK) was formed!
3 – Secret Santa Gifts are the best!
FACT: Chalk is a sedimentary rock which means it is deposited in layers, one on top of the other until they are pressed together, then over time they will cement into stone.
2 – This would happen to me for sure!
FACT: Chalk is composed mostly of the mineral calcite and it is made from the fossilised skeletons of microscopic marine plankton! That is kind of gross.
1 – I wish I could do this.
FACT: Chalk is a soft, white, fine-grained type of limestone but is pulled out the ground in a lumpy liquid form!