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 […]

3D Pencil Drawing

Anamorphosis,Video 15 April 2013 0 Comments

Beckoning to the Evil

Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki created this 3D pencil drawing which he titled “Beckoning to the Evil”.  By arranging two sketchbooks perpendicular to one another and using an anamorphic drawing technique, he creates the illusion that the hand is actually reaching out from behind the parallel bars.

Crazy Nuts Illusion

Impossible,Video 25 April 2012 0 Comments

Crazy Nuts Illusion

This video presents two nuts with openings facing in different direction.  A single pencil is then placed through both of the holes simultaneously in a manner that certainly looks to be impossible. The video then goes on to reveal exactly how this illusion is performed.  But even knowing the secret to the construction of these […]

Pencil and Paper Illusion

Miscellaneous 23 April 2012 0 Comments

Retratos III 7 by Cesar Del Valle

Colombian artist Cesar Del Valle draws realistic images using a pencil and paper.  Presented below is his drawing called “Retratos III 7″ in which a man struggles to hold up the paper over his head as it appears to be crumpling on him.  It is almost as if he is doing everything in his power […]