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Amazing 3D Chalk Art

Updated on February 15, 2011

The Wonderful World of 3D Chalk Art

Welcome to some awesome examples of 3D Chalk Art.

3D chalk art is created using a projection technique called anamorphosis. When viewed from a particular angle, this technique creates the illusion of 3D - in a most effective way. When viewed from the wrong angle, it looks like crap. I think this is a pretty amazing art form created with only a packet of chalk. From the imagination comes some wonderful things.

That laptop by the way, isn't really there...it's chalk.

1) Riverstreet River Waterfall - Edgar Mueller

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Edgar Mueller was born in Mülheim, Germany and developed a fascination with painting at an early age. He won his first street painting competition at age 19 and eventually earned the title of Master Street Painter.

The street painting seen below was around 280 m² which is Edgar Mueller's largest project. The painting was done for Prairie Art Festival in Moose Jaw, Canada. The street actually had the name of "River Street".

Nearly 1000 Square feet, this Mural takes up an entire block.

2) The Dungeon - JuIian Beever

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A piece by Juilan Beever. Julian is also known as the "Pavement Picasso."

3) Lava - Edgar Mueller

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Edgar Mueller completed this chaotic fiery piece in Geldern, Germany. It was drawn for the anniversary of an international street painting contest.

4) The Well - Julian Beever

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Julian Beever has been drawing for over 20 years. He has been creating 3D street art for the last 10 years.

5) The Waterfall - Edgar Mueller

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The incredible artwork below was created for the Tepli-Stan Mega Mall in Moscow, Russia. It gives me vertigo just looking at it.

6) Batman and Robin - Julian Beever

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No they won't save you... The only thing that's real here is the man and the wall.

7) Slovenia Cave - Edgar Mueller

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Edgar Mueller's third cave project shown here can be found in Ptuj, Slovenia. The mural was completed in four days right in time for the Culture Festival.

8) Dies Irae - Kurt Wenner

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Kurt Wenner is a Master Artist and Master Architect famous for inventing three-dimensional pastel drawings. Also known as: 3D Street Painting, 3D Pavement Art, 3D Chalk Art, or 3D Sidewalk Art, they are a form of anamorphic art.

This amazing street painting, called Dies Irae, was created by Kurt Wenner in a medieval town square in Italy.

9) Two Worlds - Julian Beever

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Another piece by Julian Beever.

10) Emergence Day 2006 - Kurt Wenner

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The orks are emerging from the center of the earth...I love this one. Gothicly scary.

11) Eiffel Tower - Julian Beever

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He looks like a tiny miniature man...

12) The Stairs - Julian Beever

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The secret to 3D chalk art is to set up a camera on a tripod and keep it in one spot and check every mark you make. It's really just playing with perspective to make it appear different to what it really is.

13) Scotch Skyscraper - Julian Beever

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Another example of 3D chalk art by Juilan Beever.

14) Cityscape - Julian Beever

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Juilan humorously plays up his illusions in a variety of ways. He interacts with the finished project itself, making it come to life. His intentions of creating his art are for his own personal enjoyment, but also to shock and awe his crowd into believing they're seeing something that isn't there.

15) Fishing in Old Shanghai - Kurt Wenner

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I find this piece both intricate and beautiful. It would have to be another one of my favorites.

16) Coke - Julian Beever

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Now that's a big bottle of Coke..

17a) Sky Comp - Kurt Wenner

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This is Sky Comp viewed from the correct angle....

17b) Sky Comp - Kurt Wenner

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And from the wrong angle...This is an example of how uneffective anamorphic 3D chalk art looks like when you're not standing in the right spot.

18) Lava Pothole - Julian Beever

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I hope none of these people fall in.

19) Jaws - Julian Beever

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I love how 3D chalk art comes to new levels of life when it's interacted with.

20) Ice - Edgar Mueller

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I'm getting vertigo again...

21) River Rafting - Julian Beever

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Another realistic looking piece by Juilan Beever. He sure looks like he has fun with his art!

22) The Rescue - Julian Beever

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This 3D chalk drawing is effectively veiwed upside down...(just to boggle the mind a little more..)

23) Ballantyne - Juilan Beever

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Drink anyone?....

24) Newt - Julian Beever

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No water, no lillypads, no newt. Nothing's real here except the child and the fishing rod. Love the imagination!

And saving the best for last....(we'll it's my favorite anyway).

25) The Caverns - Edgar Mueller

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Another Edgar Mueller masterpeice. This one would have to be my favorite.

Let us know what you thought of these three artists and their work.

Do you like 3D chalk art? Have you seen it before?

It really is amazing what can be done with a simple packet of chalk and the wonders of the imagination.

Let us know what you think.

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Wow when you said amazing you weren't kidding. These are fantastic.

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I've seen a little bit before. this is great. Blessed by a squid angel and featured on Me?!! A Squid Angel.

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      MikeCustalow 6 years ago

      These are really cool

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      wicked

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Absolutely Magnificent art.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      For sure, Michael Angelo would have liked to meet them.

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      lcampbell 5 years ago

      I am really interested in Anamorphosis and I created a small site with a little bit of history about it, if anyone is interested. https://sweb1.dmit.nait.ca/~lcampbell20/Anamorphos...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i have never seen anything like this before!!! i am 9 years old and i think it is really amazing! they are all so talented and their paintings are awesome.

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      tridensright 5 years ago

      Well done lens, Kurt Wenner is amazingly talented. I didn't realize there were more like him.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      so epic!!! luv it!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Damn COOL!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

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      Thrinsdream 4 years ago

      This is superb. Words fail me . . . (see) With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is amazing ! some of these i would be scared to walk by because they look so real.!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is just crazy but amazing at the same time if i had the talent to do thi i would do soo but i just don't have the time and mind set

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      stevel58 4 years ago

      Oh to have these skills.

      Very nice lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Is incredible the kind of artist and the use of perspective these painters have. Even Michael Angelo would wonder how they made them....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Every time I watch these paints I think it is impossible to draw them. Even Michael

      Angelo would think the same.........

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      Jennifer Chaparro 2 years ago

      The last one is a photoshop picture of a proposed chalk art that never was actually executed. Also, many are paint, not chalk. Julian Beever and Kurt Wenner's pieces are chalk, but Meullers are mostly paint. And some are done by one person, and others are done by a team, which I think should be mentioned. Doing a huge piece that fills the street is almost impossible to do by yourself. I have done many 3D chalk art pieces - www.AmazingStreetPainting.com. Check it out!

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