Drawings That Leap Off the Page

I’m not sure if we already featured Alessandro Diddi, a skilled italian illustrator. Just watch how brilliantly he makes it possible for his viewers to believe his drawings are popping out of the page into the third dimension! All of the below incredible anamorphic illustrations play with light, shading, and perspective to trick the human eye into believing that inanimate sketches have come to life. Which one is your favourite? Can you pick one up over the others? For more awesome 3D illustrations, check out the works of Ramon Bruin.

It is not necessary to consume a large amount of resources to achieve something interesting. All you need is a pencil and something to draw on, and you can create something really magical.” – Diddi

18 Replies to “Drawings That Leap Off the Page”

    1. Vincent – I don’t think there is anything fake about this. It’s one piece of paper, in some cases folded, with a drawing on the paper. I suspect that the hands and possibly the pencils are real, but they could be drawn.

  1. So f***ing cool. I can see on the first one where one of the sides bends. But did he cut out paper then placed it onto the paper to make it look so real? Really cool. If i had to rate, i would rate it 6/5 stars.

  2. I first picked “Atlas” pushing the paper as my favourite because it was the drawing from which I figured out how Diddi does this But my favourite is the impossible cube because he has even drawn in a “break” in the box to make you think there is a photographic trick.

  3. WOW !!!!!!! ” FANTASTIC ” THE BEST O I I
    W O W !!!!

  4. Really cool!

    The one that confuses me most is the fingers going through the paper. I’m guessing the fingers are bent down where they meet the paper. Quite a trick. (I have trouble making my fingers bend at just one joint.)

    In the artist’s words you quoted (“All you need is a pencil and something to draw on, and you can create something really magical”), I think he left something out….

    Also needed for these is a really sharp pair of scissors.

    And, of course, a whole lot of artistic talent!

  5. I can’t understand how he drew the alleged 3D elements that go beyond the edges of the sheet of paper. It’s not a matter of painting the paper with a black marker pen, because there are places which their shadows or inhomogeneous background are clearly visible behind.

  6. For the people who think this is fake, we drew on one piece of paper, cut it out then past it into another. Easy.

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