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Greg Lehman, aka The “Grease” has to be one of the first fans Mighty Optical Illusions has picked over the years. He has been sending us incredible optical illusions all the way back in 2006. You can check the underlined words in this text to see all his previous submissions.

This time he did something really awesome. By now, you’ve probably seen all the 3D Anamorphic pictures that Julian Beever has drawn on the sidewalks, if not check the first category in our sidebar. Well, this is Greg’s version of doing it, simply by printing anamorphic images on paper, of from his computer. Off course, he did a chalk drawings of them first. Can you tell which of these objects are the REAL thing?

Grease, if you’re reading this I still have some of your previous unpublished illusions in my draft, but never managed to publish them. Hopefully one day I will :) Oh and btw, Greg “The Grease” is the owner of top tattoo studio. If he is so good in optical illusions and art in general, I’m sure his tattoos are among the best ones out there! Would be interesting to see more of his tattooed optical illusions, what you think?

How to do 3D Anamorphic Artwork Yourself
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How to do 3D Anamorphic Artwork Yourself
How to do 3D Anamorphic Artwork Yourself


49 Responses
  1. Anonymous says:

    very impressive…i love the first one the best…the glasses look unnatural, but the wiry parts that rest on one’s ears look totally 3d, which is awesome.

    And yea, julian beever’s are insane on the chalk, especially bc they are so temporary….this is cool bc there is more permanence…woah, my mind is totally being blown, crazy, wow!

  2. Anonymous says:

    thats crazy and cool ! first post yay!

    • im cool like that says:

      your not the first comment :D whats up with althis first comment stuff? :D

  3. Anonymous says:

    WOW! Its amazing!
    But next time be aware of the shadow.

  4. Anonymous says:

    These are not such great illusions. The shadows of the Bic lighters should at least be the same length adjusted for being offset for their location on the paper, and the shadows of the Bic lighter and the Swiss style knife should at least be going in the same direction. It is obvious that the photos of the objects were not taken at the same time unless they were edited to appear so.

  5. Purple Wave AV says:

    Cool, I wish I could do one!

  6. Kevin says:

    WOW, that’s amazing!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    How about a tutorial on getting the angle right on print

  8. Detective Kitty says:

    that’s awesome! I lvoe how it’s sooo 3-d ish very nice work. I had a little trouble at first, telling the idfference between the two first ones but theen I saw the fake one’s red button thing was missing a shadow or sidebar thing. Nice work. It tricked me until that red part.

  9. Anonymous says:

    So how does one go about doing this?

  10. popcorn says:

    oh my god!!!
    i want to be an artist so i am so jealous!!! i so want to do that!!!

  11. Dunham says:

    wow, and i thought i was a pretty good artist. nice work, defnetly

  12. Anonymous says:

    Ok now if your going to come to this site and whinge about how it’s not perfect bugger off and do your own illusion thats better. Otherwise save your “err its shadows are slightly off you have ruined my day” crap for your emo cut yourself chat sites.

  13. R.C. says:

    I love the camera! That’s amazing!

  14. Anonymous says:

    i like the jedi’s in the second to last picture :D
    the 3D drawings are awesome!

  15. Anonymous says:

    theese were pretty cool except on the first one i could tell the left was real because the one on the right’s color was to light

  16. Luis says:

    is this al printed or drawn??… cuz it loks like it would be easy to photohop sometthing and then print it out..

  17. yoda82 says:

    cool was he the one who also did the two dr.pepper hats

  18. Anonymous says:

    Wow imagine if it was printed in a high quality/different paper, then it would look REALLY real i liked it nice :)

  19. blaitus says:

    yeah i agree these are very clever

    Lol @ the guy whinging about the shadows.

    He must suck a lot of Dee Eye See Kay

  20. Anonymous says:

    That is some nice stuff and very neat camara

  21. Mark Maranta says:

    Ummm… at the risk of being technical here, I’m not seeing a ‘how to’ anywhere. Your title is misleading.

  22. bookofwisdom says:

    I am blown away! I have always called myself a “wana B” artist but when I see something like this I know I’ll never B one. Great talent! Love everything you post!

  23. NYCgirl says:

    Wow, those are awesome. I tried making a couple of simple ones and, even though I can’t draw well, the concept still looked cool.

  24. Travalgar says:

    It’s amazing to see what a guy with a chalk and a piece of paper can do. Simply amazing.

  25. Grease says:

    Hey Everyone,
    Thanks for all the KIND comments.
    If you want to try them yourselves,
    here is the instructable that I made!


  26. Amid Zaman says:

    those jedis look mighty fake….. :P

  27. happy-WAY says:

    That’s really cool~~~

  28. THe maung maung says:

    That’s very good, man!
    You are very dangerous man, yeah!

  29. Dominik says:

    These anamorphic artwork’s are not good. I can see what is real and what is not real.. So what?

  30. Mark Seibold says:

    Yes, the art of illusion or tromp l eoil, French for “Trick the Eye” goes back before Christ. See history >

    Mark Seibold, Artist-Astronomer, Portland OR

  31. goots says:

    screwed up on the shadow for the second one

  32. Horatio says:

    I like this one a lot, its awesoem!!!!!!!

  33. artman225 says:

    beautiful .

  34. littleladygoldie says:

    we have the same digi cam… =D nice illusion. do a cockroach next time and blow it out of proportion!!!!

  35. zcat says:

    WTF? How is this amazing?

    Take a photo of the object you want sitting on a piece of paper.

    Stretch the image a little in photoshop or gimp to compensate for the angle of the paper when it gets printed

    Print it on another piece of paper.

    Here’s another cool thing you can do. sit down and take a photo of your knees/feet. Set it as your laptop background. Put your laptop on your lap and take another photo, lined up so it looks like you’re looking through the screen. that is cool. Example here; http://is.gd/7nBfF

  36. Elliot says:

    wow thts absolutlely brilliant!

  37. Me says:

    Not impressive but its pretty cool.

  38. Enalya says:

    Most excellent art. The guys a genius! Loved the pocketknife. Most realistic of the lot IMO

  39. Thundersong says:

    I don’t get it… THAT IS CRAZY

  40. M.Ramachandran says:

    Very impressive technology. would like to know about.

  41. Ramya says:

    hye guys,….I can just don’t understand how to make these 3d arts….please help me…I need to prepare a 3D model for INTER SCHOOL SCIENCE EXHIBITON

  42. Ramya says:

    I need to prepare it as soon as I can…please explain me clearly how to prepare 3D models….The topic of my project is “REDUCING THE NEED FOR WATER ALL OVER INDIA”…please sir….I plead u 2 understand my situation and help me pls….i need an exact idea tomorrow…so, it may be easy to prepare my project sooner….pls…pls…pls sir..

  43. connie says:

    can u teach me to do this

  44. connie says:

    r u gr8 at it

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