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Even More Colorful, Awe-Inspiring 3D Sketchbook Illustrations by Hideyuki Nagai

Wednesday 05.07.2014 , Posted by
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The artist who mastered the art of bringing 2D sketchbooks to life with his pencil has grown tired of black and white, adding much more color to his latest collection. Nagai Hideyuki is a talented, young Japanese artist who has serious anamorphic abilities. Now 23 years old, he continues to build an impressive profile and even shares some of his techniques on YouTube videos like the one below. He also uploads videos of his drawings from different angles to prove that they aren’t actually 3 dimensional. It’s hard to believe sometimes! [Read more...]

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Illusions in the Sand: 3D Beach Art from Jamie Harkins

Monday 05.05.2014 , Posted by
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Sometimes all you need to create magic are a few sticks, a bit of talent and a beach. When he’s not making music or painting, New Zealander Jamie Harkins is drawing fantastic 3D illusions in the sand with the help of his friends. Their anamorphic drawings feature M.C. Escher like stairways, skate parks, ocean scenes and more, and are only complete when someone poses on the beach to make the illusion real. [Read more...]

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3D Animal Drawings Pop Right Off the Wall

Monday 05.05.2014 , Posted by
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Looking at these pictures, you might find it hard to believe that each one of these pieces by Fiona Tang is completely flat. Based in Vancouver, the artist uses a variety of materials such as chalk pastel, acrylic paint, and charcoal to achieve such wall popping depth. Tang is a student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and only switched from ceramics to drawing 3 years ago when she realized she was allergic to the glazes and clay. She definitely has a natural knack for art and we can’t wait to see what kind of things she will be producing 3 more years from now. [Read more...]

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Ramon Bruin Plays Tricks on Your Eyes Using Just Pencil and Paper

Saturday 12.14.2013 , Posted by
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When viewed at just the right angle, Ramon Bruin’s pencil drawings appear to pop right off of the paper. The self-taught, freelance artist proves that he has mastered the art of anamorphism with his latest collection of optical illusions. His photorealistic images combined with eyeball trickery have landed him an article in the upcoming 2014 edition of Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Based in the Netherlands, Bruin has many other artistic talents outside of drawing- painting with oil, acrylics, watercolors, and most favorably an airbrush. With over 9 years of experience in airbrushing, including a graduation from the Airbrush Academie in Lelystad, Bruin is a professional airbrush artist. He started his own company called JJK Airbrush. [Read more...]

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26 3-D Tattoos That Will Blow Your Mind

Sunday 08.11.2013 , Posted by

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Looking for inspiration for your next ink investment? Look no further than this amazing collection of 3d tattoo art! On Visual News, we’ve brought you numerous examples of 3d anamorphic illustrations on notebooks, sidewalks, and paper, but now we’re happy to present the same techniques applied to human skin! With ink, there is no erasing, and the level of skill that each of these tattoo artists has reached to make their art pop off the skin, is unbelievable. [Read more...]

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Anamorphic Drawings Jump from the Page

Friday 07.12.2013 , Posted by

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From sidewalk art made with chalk, to images in folded notebooks, we’ve seen a lot of creative anamorphic drawings in the last years… but the examples here still stand out from the crowd. Why? Italian artist Alessandro Diddi has created perhaps the most believable 2D drawings we’ve ever seen appearing to leap from the page. Even with a close inspection it’s hard to tell what’s flat and what’s not. [Read more...]

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Anamorphic Images Made from a Roomful of Stuff

Saturday 04.13.2013 , Posted by

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Although it’s a classic optical trick employed by the masters of old, anamorphic art has seen a major resurgence of interest lately. Long before the recent trend, however, Paris based artist Bernard Pras was creating room filling art pieces which at first look to be obsessively arranged piles of junk – step into the right place however and you are treated to a replication of a classic painting or famous portrait. [Read more...]

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Felice Varini: Anamorphic Paintings Cover the World

Thursday 03.21.2013 , Posted by

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At first they appear to simply be gigantic swooping shapes painted across buildings around the world… but find the correct focal point and they pop into astounding geometric forms. Swiss artist Felice Varini has been creating these massive pieces since 1979; starting small with room based installations, but later growing to pieces that cover entire villages and require a hike up a mountain to properly appreciate. His anamorphic paintings have impressed a generation of creatives, and continue to be emulated to this day. [Read more...]

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