Recently a few have expressed interest in more of my process behind projects. So after this inspirational moodboard last week, I thought I would share some behind-the-scenes of the polished product. So roll up your sleeves and here we go…
A friend was looking for a custom chalk treatment for her son’s birthday party and to preserve as a keepsake of their perfectly wonderful 1st year together. A wee player bound to follow in his basketballin’ father’s footsteps, the celebration was inspired by the Ohio State team.
I pulled reference from old college pennants, 1950’s lettermen jackets, and handwritten scoreboards to quickly curate a small thumbnail sketch. From there it was to the chalk.
Q-tips greatly assisted in refining edges and cleaning up counter shapes. Below is the full composition just before the final polished pass.
I had worked with chalk on a grander scale before so I knew this would be a relatively quick and fun little project for a good cause, future all-star and cutest kid on the planet, Jackson Carter Schrock. Hope it was your best birthday yet little one…oh wait.