August 2, 2006

Pavement drawing

Julian Beever is an English artist who is famous for his incredible chalk drawings on various pavements in England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. Playing with visual perspective through shading and shadowing techniques, his drawings have an amazing illusion of being 3D. We've all been fooled by Photoshopped pictures, but I think these are genuine. Here are a few of my favorites (check out this site for more):

Mad skillz!


Fuzzball said...

Absolutely incredible. I never get tired of looking at those pictures because I just can't imagine how he does them! Amazing!

Chris said...

It's like Escher, or something. And after all that effort and skill, it washes away with the first rain. I wonder if that bothers him.