Fred Eerdekens mainly works in three dimensions with the following components – language, material, light, and shadow. In 2014, he created the following piece using bent copper and a light source. The shadow formed by the twisted copper when light is shined on it from the right angle reveals the cursive phrase “Invention of a landscape”.
Twenty-four year old Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki creates deceptive pencil drawings on paper. The example below is a sketch he did that features an impossible stairway that he calls ‘Strange Positional Relationship’. It would appear that if either of these blob-looking creatures were to head up or down the stairs, they would end up on exactly the same level that they are currently standing on. Perhaps that is why the one on the right has a look of disgust on his face.
If you would like to see Nagai in action, you are in luck! Below is a sped-up video of Nagai drawing this impossible stairway.
Morgan Davidson used colored pencils to create this super realistic drawing of a woman’s lips. Morgan is a 22 year old illustrator with a degree from Ringling College. She aspires to build a career as a freelance artist, helping bring ideas to life for companies and individuals. Based on what I see here, I would say that she has a pretty nice freelance career ahead of her.
To see more realistic-looking artwork, be sure to check out John Pugh’s Taylor Hall Mural.
Tracy Lee Stum created this 3D street painting for the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival in early March 2015. Seen below, Tracy can be seen climbing up the the side of a skyscraper. She better keep a good grip on the side of that building, because it certainly looks like a pretty long drop if she were to let go.
Other artists that created 3D street paintings at this event included Kurt Wenner, Gregor Wosik, Anthony Capetto, Leon Keer, Julie Kirk Purcell and many others. Each one helped to decorate THE BEACH in Dubai with their creative and interactive anamorphic paintings.
In this animation, a person passes a straight rod through two squares in what appears to be an impossible manner. At the end of the animation, the squares are turned slightly to reveal how the trick was pulled off.
In a recent video advertisement for the new ŠKODA Fabia, you are asked to observe the scene and see how much attention the new vehicle receives. Will a crowd of people gather around the new automobile to admire it? Will other drivers slam on the brakes to get a closer look at some of its features? Will anyone try to see if the car doors are unlocked to try to take it for a little joyride? Watch this short video to find out.
This is not the first time an automobile company has used illusion or deception to help promote one of its new cars in video format. Do you remember the Invisible Mercedes promotional stunt? Or perhaps the Honda CR-V optical illusion commercial? If you haven’t seen either of these, they are certainly both worth a visit.