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Luckily, the rain waited just long enough for the official photographers and judges to finish. What a refreshing finish to a grueling 16 hours of intense labor! I deem the 2nd annual Round Rock Chalk Walk a success, and look forward to improving my art for next year.

This year I chose to create an anamorphic drawing using forced perspective to give that 3D feel. I borrowed a photograph taken by Stephen Morton in Georgia during Hurricane Irene. After running it through a computer program called Anamorph Me, I gridded it out so I could transfer it to the pavement, then made sure to take lots of pictures throughout the 2 days to show progress. I ran out of time to fill in the entire 10’x10′ square, so I let the asphalt represent the beach sand of the photo. While it technically works, I can’t help but think it would have looked much better completed. Next year I’ll try to find a helper or work with a partner to finish in the allotted time.

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  1. This looks amazing!

  2. Amazing! Absolutely amazing, Negina. I really love how you worked the asphalt into the scene. You have wonderful talent, and I know you love to develop it. Thanks for sharing

  3. This is impressive, so wonderful that you have a way to share your many talents, Negina! Glad I checked your blog!

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