Sidewalk Chalk Art for Hub Graphics

Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 3.59.22 PMEarlier this month, aethelthryth wrote in to share a deliciously playful method of creating custom Hub graphics.

This method requires very little: just some chalk, smooth sidewalk, and a camera!

Aethelthryth came upon this solution when trying to find anĀ alternateĀ source of custom illustrations. Her explanation:

Though I have access to an artist for Hubs of some types, since he is trying to get noticed in aviation circles, a Hub about Finding Mr. Right: Waiting and Dating just wasn’t going to do much for his professional image. So I borrowed (actually, used up) my childrens’ sidewalk chalk to draw some images on the sidewalk that were simple and iconic enough for even me to draw, and took pictures of them.
It took longer than I expected, and I decided afterwards I should have found smoother sidewalk, and I had to explain to guests what these images (and the mistakes I made, first) were doing on our sidewalk, until I got around to washing them off with the hose. But it was fun, and they are my favorite non-artist images on my Hubs.

I love how creative aethelthryth was with finding a new way to add custom graphics to her work (I also appreciate having another excuse to play with sidewalk chalk).

Now we all know to indulge in some outdoor doodling next time we are in need of some simple, colorful Hub images!