I am a purist with this art form so I only use chalk pastels. I use all kinds of chalk pastels – Koss, Eternity Arts, Sennelier, Unison, Rembrandt, ArtSpectrum – usually color choices dictate manufacturer preference. I am particularly addicted to Eternity Arts right now. They are buttery homemade pastels that glide on like silk! I love them. The best pastels outside of these are my own homemade chalks. I have a great recipe that works particularly well for the street, plus this way my color choices are limitless as I can make just about any color I need. It’s also very economical – much less expensive than bought product – which can be an issue with all of the chalk I go through in a year.
I do know other artists who use powdered pigment, liquid tempera pigment, charcoal and pastel pencils to make their drawings.
Here are some of my suppliers:
- Koss International – (800) 421-9571 / (213) 383-2474
- Eternity Arts Handmade chalk – www.eternityarts.com
are available at fine art supply stores.
do you know what materials are used when making a 3d street art? thanks. 🙂
I use chalk pastels, a snap line or string, tape and a yard stick to make my 3d images. You can see the full process on my ‘How To’ video, posted on my site’s home page. Check it out for tips and methods. You can find additional info on my Q & A pages – chalk suppliers and typical street painting concerns.
Hello my name is Andrea and I’m doing my year 12 research project on 3d street art. I was just wondering Where do you get your inspiration from and how long does it take you typically to create one of your 3D art pieces?
Apologies for the delayed response – I’ve been traveling and very busy with projects, but of course, happy to help you out!
My inspiration comes from my imagination, but it’s influenced by art, travel, culture and environment. I am constantly sketching and imagining – my creative thinking skills are honed pretty well at this point – so I am always adding to my ‘library’ of ideas. Just getting around to making all the paintings I want to takes time!
My paintings can take anywhere from 2 days to 5 days to complete, although I have done some in one day.
Hope this helps you out!
How do you erase the work after you’re done?
I don’t usually worry about that as rain typically comes along at some point to wash the image away, also foot traffic, etc. If it’s important to remove the painting it can be power washed.
Thanks for the comment!
My name is Diego and I live in Brazil and aki not encounter many varieties of ale pies gis they are expensive and limited emformato like that u send me your recipe for making pastels my email is [email protected] await return
You can find the recipe for home made pastels under the Q & A tab on my website Diego. Just download the PDF under the ‘How Do You Make Your Own Chalk’? tab. Hope this helps!
I’m now preparing to do street art, but it is too hard to start. How can i simulate and do sketch?
I wonder about the process!
Hi Ajin, You can view the free ‘How To’ on my website home page. I’ll be posting more ‘How To’ videos on line shortly – perhaps in about 2 weeks so please check back. They will take you through lessons one step at a time for easy practice of 3d techniques! Tracy
can u plz tell the materials required for street art anyone plz
We use chalk pastels, tempera paint or acrylic paint – it depends on the surface, the conditions and the use!