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ChalkTwins
Devon & Lexi
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
The Chalk Twins are identical twins who both have a passion for art. They have been drawing since they could hold a crayon. In May 2011, they graduated from Furman University, both with BAs in Studio Art (Devon with concentrations in Painting and Drawing and Lexi in Painting and Graphic Design). Furman gave them a wonderful well rounded liberal arts education and in 2009 they had the opportunity to study with the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy.

Devon and Lexi started entering chalk art competitions in 2005 and have competed in places throughout the Southeast. Of the fourteen events they have entered they have been awarded Best in Show, Best in Category, first and second place honors in thirteen. Their chalk art projects range anywhere from 4 sq ft to 120 sq ft. They use highly pigmented soft pastel chalk that is completely biodegradable. Most outdoor chalk art will last a few hours to a few months depending on the weather.

COMMISSION/EVENT INFO:
Pricing depends on the complexity and size of the piece. Please contact the Chalk Twins if you require a quote on any project or event!

:facebook: www.facebook.com/chalktwins
:twitter: twitter.com/chalktwins
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How long have you been on DeviantArt?

3 years. We started this account shortly after deciding to start our own business and become professional artists. Though we both have old accounts (8 years old for Devon and 6 years for Lexi) and we had both been stalking the website for years before getting an account.


What does your username mean?

Pretty obvious. We are identical twins and we use chalk!


Describe yourself in three words.

Passionate, hardworking nerds


Are you left or right handed?

Both! Devon is right handed and Lexi is left handed. We are what scientists call Mirror Twins.


What was your first deviation?

The Tiger by ChalkTwins
We made this piece almost exactly 10 years ago! Our first ever chalk drawing done together. 


What is your favourite type of art to create?

Traditional fanart-we especially enjoy making pieces with a lot of detail that are subtly nerdy. 


If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

Devon: I would love to be able to master pottery (I only took one semester of it in college but I loved working with my hands and being able to craft useful items) and I've always been so jealous of people who have really lose styles but still somehow manage to capture so much detail (usually found in watercolorists and oil painters).

Lexi: I would love to master watercolor. You can do so much with the medium...it can be lose, extremely detailed, layered, vibrant or muted colors, etc. 


What was your first favourite?
''Grey''  Sketch by GazeUponTheSun
Still love the interesting composition of this sketch


What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Traditional FanArt, cosplays, and pieces with really interesting compositions.

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

That is so hard because there are so many nice and talented people here! If we had to choose one though, I think it would be :iconloish:. Her art is a big part of why we joined DA-her work is so colorful, whimsical, and fun. It was and still is a big inspiration to us.


If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

We have been lucky enough to know a lot of our friends IRL on here, but we have also become friends with a number of people through this site (many of them in different countries) and we would love to meet them in person one day. 

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

The reason we love this site is because it really, truly feels like a community of artists. It amazes and humbles us everyday to know that people choose to follow our art journey and give us encouragement along the way. We don't think we would be where we are without that constant support of fellow artists. 

What are your preferred tools to create art?

Soft pastels!!

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

Devon: I feel like my creativity ebbs and flows and traveling, exploring, and getting out of my comfort zone help get me also out of creative ruts. Sometimes that means exploring a national park, going to a museum, or just browsing DA. :D

Lexi: No specific place really. For me it's more of a state of mind that I have to find in order to be creative. 

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

It's cliche we know, but getting both our DDs are highlights for us. We remember just browsing DA when all of a sudden we started getting an influx of messages. We distinctly remember how surreal it felt and bouncing up and down together in excitement. 

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OkamiRyuu1993 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama!:D
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emcorpus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Good evening, Devon and Lexi. Thank you very much for the llama, but thank you especially for sharing your own fun-filled enjoyable art. I'm very impressed with the time, care and attention in including so much detail into your chalk drawings, as well as your versatility and openness in other media.
Cheers,
Ed
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very welcome and thank you for the kind message in return. It really means a lot to us. :glomp:
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
MERRY CHRISTMAS, Devon and Lexi, a.k.a. "The Chalk Twins," dear twin sisters, artist friends! Hug :hug:
I come to wish you two one, and a carefully safe holiday with lots of love, candies, and chocolates! Santa Clause Christmas Tree
Be much more safe and careful! Heart

From yours truly,
Your friend Nelson, DeviantArt DeviantArt
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much Nelson for the well wishes! Hope you had a great Christmas as well!
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FireNationPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Just a warning, the current leader of the group Avatar-Fan is a very unkind and mean individual who has bullied and harassed multiple people. It's recommended that you leave the group and don't give them support until she can start acting like a leader. Say no to cyberbullying.
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Pirate-Yashimaru Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
thank you so much for the llama dearies.  i hope to see you guys at Katsu again.
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! We won't be at Katsucon this year, but if you enjoyed seeing us there please contact their staff and tell them-it really helps when they know people want us there! And we would love to be back and see you too! :D
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Pirate-Yashimaru Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
i will bother them so much to get you back there.  what other cons will you be at in 2016?
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ChalkTwins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Off the top of my head:

IchibanCon
KamiCon
MomoCon
Anime Expo
Tokyo in Tulsa

There are probably more but that's all I can think of now. ^_^
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