Ruston, Jacob, Theresa and I have been attending since 2011, but back in 2015 Ruston and I decided to stop being attendees and start participating ourselves!
2015 - Ducktales (Winner - Best New Artists)
2016 - The Iron Giant
2017 - The Jungle Cruise
2018 - Herbie (Winner - Most Humorous)
This year we're keeping with the Disney Theme and making a very colorful castle.
Before the event, we like to get together and do a 1/4 scale drawing to get a feel for how to do everything again, and see where we might run into challenges when the big day comes.
And one of the things I learned is that I need better support for my time-lapse camera, so it's not moving all over the place while I'm trying to film.
As luck would have it, Sam's Club has their big boxes of chalk on clearance right now, so the kids should be set for the summer.
First we get a base-coat down.
We're outlining our drawing and tracing the lines.
The kids are all set up to do theirs too.
Ian is also doing a castle.
Alli is doing more freeform.
The outline is successfully down. Lesson for next time, use a lighter color chalk. The black shows through too much and also gets mixed in with the colors that we put down, making them darker.
Our color guide this year. This might be the most colors we've ever used, so we've got to keep everything straight.
Wow. The kids are almost done and we haven't even started yet.
A work in progress.
Success! The kids like to pull up the tape lines.
Looks pretty good to me. Very colorful and vibrant.
Let's hope everything goes as smooth next week.
Looks great Alli.
Ian made his own Dizny castle, complete with fireworks.
And he wanted to show off his other drawing skills too. Here's Mickey Mouse.
Without the shadow.
And Alli drew Minnie and Mickey.
Good job Alli.
Look for us next Saturday and Sunday at the Pasadena Chalk Festival!