Italian illustrator Alessandro Diddi erases the line between fiction and reality and makes his 3D drawings leap out of the sheet of paper. Besides light and shadow effects, Alessandro also uses various props, his own hands and even the very pencil he draws with to make his anamorphic drawings come alive when viewed from a certain angle.

“I want my drawings to put across the message that the eye can trick the mind and make you believe that there are dimensions that are not really there,” says Alessandro.

The artist also stresses that it isn’t ”necessary to consume a large amount of resources to achieve something interesting. All you need is a pencil and something to draw on, and you can create something really magical.” And his work certainly proves his words!

For more 3D pencil drawing illusions, be sure to check out the works of Ramon Bruin, Nagai Hideyuki and 17 year old Fredo.


3D Pencil Drawings by Alessandro Diddi originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 15, 2013.