14 Oct 2021

Chalk Drawings Street Portraits

Temporary street art.

Vietnamese Painter/Fine Art instructor Cuong Nguyen. His love for drawing started at a young age. He took advantage of his skill by getting paid for producing portraits of people on the streets. He used the money to contribute to the family finances.

He was accepted to Saigon's Academy of Art, where he furthered his understanding and knowledge of art. He cut short his studies, when he had a chance to move to the US. Here, where he earned a degree in illustration.

The mediums he now gravitates towards are oil paints and pastels. You can see more of that work, in an earlier post about Nguyen. LINK below. Today we are looking at his chalk pavement portraits. The application is so smooth and his blends and color graduations so perfect, they look like they belong on a canvas and in a museum.

Ps. I gave the images some titles.

For more of Nguyen's work here on DesignStack, press this LINK.
Beautiful WIP drawing.
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Portrait with donuts and chocolate.
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Portrait and details.
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A very fifteen century look.
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Portrait from reference.
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WIP and finish drawing.
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Portrait with a full beard.
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Drawing of a face from the past.
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Portrait with cloud background.
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Portrait with butterflies.
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  1. WOW!!!! Thats all I can say about his work! WOW!!! It is too bad it gets washed away or worn away! Those paintings should be in someplace special for people to see years from now! I've seen street artists, but nothing like this!

    1. I agree, it's a shame they are temporary, but at least there is a photographic record of them.

      That will last and be treasured, I am sure.

      It's always great to hear from you.🌿️🌺️🌿️


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