Artists Zac Craig, who is originally from Dubbo, and Anton Pulvirenti are spicing up our streets with intricate and colourful 3D murals as part of the Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) and its Regional Events Team's first-ever Chalk Walk Festival.
The first mural, which took two 12 hours days to complete, was created in front of the Church Street Rotunda and proved to be a public favourite almost immediately.
Murals will also be created in the coming days at the front of the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, at the Western Plains Cultural Centre and at the Wellington Caves.
Mr Pulvirenti said the murals are created using chalk pigment and water, which makes an acrylic paint consistency.
"The one at the Rotunda will probably last a couple of months before it starts to wear out, but the ones we paint onto walls last a lot longer, 10 to 20 years, it's just like acrylic paint," he said.
With rain forecast for Dubbo in the coming days, concerns about the art being washed away were at the forefront of many's minds, but Mr Pulvirenti said the rain will not wash the mural away.
"It's like plastic, once we've finished we seal it, so it won't wash away but with people walking on it, it will eventually start fading. To get rid of them you would have to use high-pressure hot water."
The artwork is of impressive creative skills, but according to the talented duo, it's not just about having a flair for art, with a lot of precision and geometry required in the making of the murals.
The whole picture stems from a specific focal point which every line needs to meet up with, which they ensure through the usage of a long rope.
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Mr Pulvirenti alone spent 10 years studying at university, gaining various qualifications including a PhD to get at the level he is now.
As part of the Chalk Walk Festival celebrations, the council is running a Chalk Challenge, which will run from October 2 to October 11.
Participants are being asked to create chalk pictures on their driveways, snap a photo of them and post them to social media using the hashtag #ChalkChallengeDRC for a chance to win a prize.
Mr Pulvirenti had a few tips to help participants.
"A hard, smooth cement surface is the easiest to work on, and the taller the picture is the harder it is. Also, make sure you practice," he said.
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