3D sketches: pictures that draw you in

Ramon Bruin, a  Dutch artist creates 3D illustrations using a technique called anamorphosis, making everything from planes to contorted faces pop out of the sheet. Although he is a professionally schooled airbrush artist, Ramon Bruin’s work with just pen and paper is what truly makes you question what is art and what is reality.

Sail away: An elegant ship appears to be sailing through a sea of white paper sheets in one of the artist's creations
Sail away: An elegant ship appears to be sailing through a sea of white paper sheets in one of the artist’s creations
Eyeopener: 3D sketch artist Ramon Bruin uses a technique similar to airbrushing when he creates the terrifyingly real drawings
Eyeopener: 3D sketch artist Ramon Bruin uses a technique similar to airbrushing when he creates the terrifyingly real drawings
Pen tricks: Mr Bruin is trained as an airbrush artist but it is with his 3D illustrations that he has captured the attention of the world
Pen tricks: Mr Bruin is trained as an airbrush artist but it is with his 3D illustrations that he has captured the attention of the world
Birth: The talented Mr Bruin has made it seem like the hatched snakes are crawling through the rectangles
Birth: The talented Mr Bruin has made it seem like the hatched snakes are crawling through the rectangles
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Walk the line: By holding up a piece of string, it appears that the drawn man is balancing across the paper
Innovation: Although he mainly works with led pencils in black and white, Mr Bruin sometimes adds a splash of colour in his whimsical art projects
Innovation: Although he mainly works with led pencils in black and white, Mr Bruin sometimes adds a splash of colour in his whimsical art projects
Play on fear: A miniature gnome stand terrified facing a very real looking Tyrannosaurus Rex which has broken through the paper wall
Play on fear: A miniature gnome stand terrified facing a very real looking Tyrannosaurus Rex which has broken through the paper wall
Come fly with me: Three airplanes appears take flight from the cleverly placed papers on the floor
Come fly with me: Three airplanes appears to take flight from the cleverly placed papers on the floor