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3d street art are gaining much popularity these days. Notable brands are already taking advantage of public’s curiosity on 3D street paintings to create awareness for their products. 3d Street Art, often known as 3d chalk art is 2-dimensional artwork drawn on the street itself that gives you a 3-dimensional optical illusion from a certain perspective. It can be very breathtaking, realistic and at the same time captivating once you get the angle correct. And creating one is certainly though and challenging as you are creating a realistic 3d view out of a 2d painting.

I love Street art, and the 3d street art is a new dimension, literally, so to speak. One of the greatest artists I’ve come across is Julian Beever from England. He has been creating trompe-l’œil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s and  he uses a projection technique called anamorphosis to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle. It is often possible to position a person within the image as if they were interacting with the scene. I first saw his work in London twenty years ago, and it has been a pleasure to follow his great work and success since then.

Beever first designs his work on paper. Once finalised, a camera is placed at a distance from the art on the pavement which he returns to in order to observe the image through the lens a number of times, as the camera’s wide angled lens can create an optical illusion which distorts the actual size of objects, which aids in maintaining perspective.

Julian Beever works internationally as a freelance artist and creates murals for companies.

In 2010, Beever released a book Pavement Chalk Artist, which includes photographs of many of his works from around the world.

This article is also published on my site: www.passionforart.net and there is much more photos of this great artists work, and other similar topics. Enjoy!