September 8, 2008

Play on Perspective

Julian Beever is an English artist who's famous for his anamorphic art
on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium.







Beever gives an amazing illusion to his drawings, so that the objects appear
to be three dimensional rather than flat as they actually are.


Julian works in chalk, so his art, which takes up to 3 days to complete,
is there only as long as the elements allow,
"If it rains it means I've done a lot of hard work for nothing,
but I usually manage to avoid that."


The important thing for me is to get a photo of it at the end.
For me, I'm working towards building a photograph as my end result,
and if I get that I'm happy."

"The secret is to set up a camera on a tripod and keep it in one spot
and check every mark you make. It's really just playing with perspective
to make it appear different to what it really is."

2 comments:

  1. How cool is that! I love it!

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  2. Now THAT is dedication to your art - three days of drawing, checking... and all in chalk.

    I think my personal favorite is the one with the comic-book style illustration on the side of the "raised building."

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