Last week, fellow blogger Sanpiano posted this picture of a drawing on brick by artist and illustrator David Zinn. I was immediately hooked! I looked him up and discovered the beautiful trompe l’oeil chalk drawings he’s done all over his home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan (and elsewhere). I’m really in love with his use of found objects and how he lets the features of the spots on which he draws inform the subject.
He’s got a really fun website and a shop, though he was apparently unprepared for how popular it would be, so it is temporarily closed down. In the meantime, we can amuse ourselves with his equally entertaining Twitter account:
“Winter is a time of small victories, such as standing upright on the sidewalk.” @davidzinn_art
It was really difficult for me to stop myself from including all of his charming drawings, so I strongly recommend you check out his Instagram account for yourself. There’s lots of good stuff there.