I’m sure that many of you have seen sidewalk drawings by street artists. They’re usually drawn in chalk and often draw a decent drowd of admirers.

These artists are especially common in Europe through the summer months. I’ve seen them in Paris, London and Brussels on many occasions. However one such artist decided to take an unusual approach to his art.

Julian Beever, from Belgium, has made a name for himself by drawing anamorphic illusions drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint.

On the right are two examples of his work. His website includes a couple of pictures of what the drawings look like when you see them from the wrong angle.

Julian Beever