3D Pavement Art - It just looks so real....

Ahh, if only I could find a computer sitting all by itself on the sidewalk somewhere. Wait, that's not a real computer, is it? No, it's art!


I came across this artwork while searching around on the web. I have to say, I've never seen anything like it before.

Julian Beever is the artist that makes these pavement drawings and he's done this for over 10 years.

On his website these 3D drawings are described as "Anamorphic illusions drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particuliar viewpoint."


I love this one with Batman and Robin in it. What makes it seem even more real is Julian standing on the ledge. It almost makes me want to grab him by his collar and lift him to safety...so that he can sketch a cool portrait of me as a thank you.

My favorites are these next two. In the first one is a nice shiny round globe.

But if you look at this second one, you see how he had to draw it in order to get the 3D effect. Pretty cool, isn't it?

 Again, what makes this fishing picture so great is the added effect of him fishing. I wonder if anyone in the crowd tried to help him reel his catch in.

Check out Julian Beever's homepage for more of his fantastic art.

What are you thoughts on this? Love it? Hate it? Feel free to share!

Mar 13, 2008
by Anonymous

Pavement Art is Amazing

I am used to little chalk drawings from my kids. Who knew you could create something so real looking. A really fun medium for sure.

Mar 13, 2008
by Anonymous

wow.. thats very kewl.. they

wow.. thats very kewl.. they honestly look real.... he's an amazing artist

Dec 6, 2008
by Anonymous