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The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Street Art Chalk Drawings

By Russell Deasley @Worlds_Top_10

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Street Art Chalk Drawings

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Street Art Chalk Drawings

Over the weeks and months I have been writing these posts we have all got to see some rather amazing street art. Some has been nerdy, some amazing and some has been just enough to make 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…

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Street Art Chalk Drawings

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Chalk

David Zinn - Sluggo and Friends Street Art

David Zinn – Sluggo and Friends Street Art

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. Now days blackboard chalk and line painting are done with a solid chemical driven paint.

David Zinn - Sluggo and Friends Street Art

David Zinn – Sluggo and Friends Street Art

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.

David Zinn - Sluggo and Friends Street Art

David Zinn – Sluggo and Friends Street Art

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.

David Zinn - Sluggo and Friends Street Art

David Zinn – Sluggo and Friends Street Art

7 – It looks amazing! But don’t you have to plug them in?!?

FACT: Chalk is highly porous which means it can not only filler water rather well, but it can also be used to store it as well!

David Zinn - Sluggo and Friends Street Art

David Zinn – Sluggo and Friends Street Art

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)

David Zinn - Sluggo and Friends Street Art

David Zinn – Sluggo and Friends Street Art

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 form only 2 places, Northwest Europe and between the Rocky Mountains in the Mississippi River!

David Zinn - Sluggo and Friends Street Art

David Zinn – Sluggo and Friends Street Art

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!

David Zinn - Sluggo and Friends Street Art

David Zinn – Sluggo and Friends Street Art

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 cemented into stone.

David Zinn - Chalk Drawing Street Art

David Zinn – Chalk Drawing Street Art

2 – This would happen to me for sure!

FACT: Chalk is composed mostly of the mineral calcite and it is made from the fossilized skeletons of microscopic marine plankton! That is kind of gross.

David Zinn - Chalk Drawing Street Art

David Zinn – Sluggo and Friends Street Art

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!


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