Go Fly a Kite by JD Hillberry

Trompe L'oeil 17 April 2013 0 Comments

Go Fly a Kite by JD Hillberry

Using white paper, charcoal, graphite and carbon pencils, JD Hillberry brings a stick figure to life.  He makes it appear as if the stick figure created a kite out of the very paper that he is drawn on. To view more of JD Hillberry’s realistic trompe l’oeil charcoal and pencil drawings or learn about drawing classes […]

Putting it Together by J.D. Hillberry

Impossible,Trompe L'oeil 14 September 2012 0 Comments

Putting it Together

Inspired by his two-year old son, J.D. Hillberry created the following trompe l’oeil drawing.  It features an impossible scenario of his son putting together a puzzle that is actually himself. Hillberry remarks that: At this age, he was just beginning to learn about himself and what the world has to offer.  I believe that this […]

Escher’s Nightmare by J.D. Hillberry

Trompe L'oeil 17 May 2012 0 Comments

Escher's Nightmare by J.D. Hillberry

In 1948, M.C. Escher created a lithograph called “Drawing Hands” which depicted two hands drawing each other into existence.  This surreal work has inspired many artists over the last 64 years.  One such  work is “Escher’s Nightmare” by J.D. Hillberry.  His version, a charcoal and pencil drawing on white paper, has a twist.  Instead of […]