The Quirky and Amazing Chalk Art of David Zinn


David Zinn is a self-taught Michigan-based artist who creates original and fun artwork around his hometown in Ann Arbor since 2001. Using only chalk and charcoal, David’s improvised-on-location and self-proclaimed “pointless” art has been serving various types of clients, from small establishments to entire municipalities. Two of his most recognizable creations are Sluggo, a green slug-like creature and Philomena, a flying pig.

According to Zinn, he prefers locations that are often ignored and unimpressive-looking like wall cracks, curbs and pipes. This amazing artist uses a playful trompe-l’œil effect that makes use of the surrounding objects to make his lovable creatures look like as if they are coming to life. Check out some of this amazing artist’s craziest artworks below.

1. Anybody there?

Anybody there

2. Campus Life

Campus Life

3. Carl always sings as if no one is listening.

Carl always sings as if no one is listening

4. Cat Prisoner

Cat prisoner

5. Dreams Need Anchors

Dreams need anchors


6. Free the piggy, Slouggo.

Free the piggy , Slouggo


7. Going out for a walk.

Going out for a walk.


8. Great team.

Great team


9. Grey wolf rescued.

Grey wolf rescued

10. Guarding the caffeinated horde.

Guarding the caffeinated horde

11. Hanging out.

Hanging out

12. Last chance for a dip.

Last chance for a dip

13. Light Reading

Light reading

14. Mice Crossing

Mice crossing

15. Missing the hat

Missing the hat

16. No sidewalk is too small for art.

no sidewalk is too small for art.

17. Pigasus skyhole

Pigasus skyhole

18. Sandbucket Hat

sandbucket hat

19. Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle.

20. Secret admirer

Secret admirer

21. Sluggo meets Rosie from Tiny Doors

Sluggo meets Rosie from Tiny Doors

22. Sluggo


23. Soil Troll

Soil Troll

24. Stir and drang

Stir and drang

25. The Baseboard Troll

the baseboard troll

26. The Thwarted Waking of Empress Mittens

The Thwarted Waking of Empress Mittens

27. Top Hat


28. What street art?

What street art

29. Whyso koi

Whyso koi

30. With great headgear comes optional pants.

with great headgear comes optional pants