One look and you’re hooked. These illustrations by Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki are not only jaw-dropping but a great example of what can be done by with nothing more than two pads of paper, the right angle and a handful of pencils and charcol. At only 21-years old, Hideyuki has become a sensation in the world of 3D optical illusions and he describes himself as an anamorphic artist – astyle of art that stems from the early Renaissance. The style utilizes techniques based on perspective, and what really makes it work is the fact that they create distorted images which offer an illusion when viewed only at certain angles.
Up close, his compositions and sketches are merely flat sketches on sheets of paper, but from a distance, and at the right angles, the illustrations challenge our brains to ‘see’ more than we might first expect. See the video by clicking more.