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Monday, August 4, 2008


I, like most of the internet world, get a ton of “You Must Read This” email. Most of it is a complete waste of time (sort of like a lot of my posts here), but my uncle sent one the other day that is truly a MUST SEE. I've copied a few of the photos here and provided a link to see the complete set of incredible images.

One of the Universal Laws of Success is being able to put things into perspective. Meet Julian Beever, who is elevating “putting things into perspective” into an art form. Mr. Beever is an English chalk artist who has been creating chalk drawings on pavement since the mid-1990s that create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the right location. These trompe-l'oeil drawings are created using a projection called anamorphosis and appear to defy the laws of perspective. Please take a close look at these images:

Here is a full list of work sent to me. His work can't help but help make you a little more merry.

Wouldn't you just love to thumb through his journal? Perhaps have a beer while wacthing him work?

Sort of changes your perspective of the world!

Sir Bowie “can't draw a lick” of Greenbriar


  1. As Monty Python would say, "That's a horse of a different color!" Outstanding images. A most unique talent and creative mind. Trompe-l'oeil is an incredible art form. Long before man used computers and software programs, creative minds figured out how to give flat drawings a 3D effect. The hallways in the Vactican Museum in Rome are full of trompe-l'oeil work. It amazing to see pictures, but a "horse of a different color" to see this work in person!

  2. Yeah Julian is pretty well known in these parts. I was lucky enough to see one of his drawings in London, the " Girl in the swimming pool" one... You have to stand in exactly the right place though, to get the desired effect. As in life they are up to 40 ft long extending down the pavement...and its the foreshortening that does the trick...
    I do basic Trompe-l'oeil ( trick the eye ) in my Mural work, which i get occasionally. My biggest one was to draw the Mud Cathedral of Timbuctoo in Africa on the front of a African Folk Art shop in Oxford..

    As you say it has been going on for years. In King Henry the 8ths time the artist Hans Holbein
    did a picture called the Ambassador. At the bottom is what looks to be a giant smear of birds poop.... ...if you go to the very edge of the painting and look along the flat of it, you see the white streak is in fact a Skull.
    It is possible to see it if you print it out, and look along the paper. Here is the website picture.

    Sir dayvd.