Last week we introduced you to a natural earthly tool to create incredible designs and illustrations on walls, sidewalks, street pavements… . This week we focus on the same space occupied but in a third dimension coloured. Incredible sceneries and characters that trick our eyes into experiencing something that is not real though still as awesome as can be !



These three-dimensional drawings and paintings are also considered to be street paintings; street art practiced on pavements, sidewalks and squares during live-performance to share the “joy of painting”. These paintings already exist since the 19th century when pavement-artists conquered the streets for a living and are executed with (semi-)permanent materials, like the popular tool chalk we introduced last week.
© @ Chalkart Festival Sarasota
One can refer to those paintings as well as anamorphic images… sometimes from birds-perspective, sometimes from one particular point on street-level or even two-points… one can admire the paintings coming to life with overwhelming effects realized. The aim is to draw different dimensions throughout a flat surface. Before introducing you to some of those remarkable street artists experienced in 3D… a little know-how for our do-it-monday to start with – we’ll refer to the one-point-perspective as example :
  • Draw the horizon within your sketch (horizontal line)
  • Choose a vanishing point on that horizon-line that determines the perspective from where the viewer can see the perspective at its best
  • Sketch the scenery around the horizon-line, with more big lines and shapes further away from the horizon
© @ Malta Streetart Festival
© @ Malta Streetart Festival

Focussed on some artists that made it happen all over the world, we want to start with one of the most popular colourful candy created by Dutch artist Leon Keer. Promoting awareness around environmental issues as well as the livability of our surroudings, he aims at transmitting the contrast of beautiful and ugly throughout his paintings. On the pictures one can see the green Gummi Bear that passed out, while the others are reaching out to him… a playful scenery.

Kurt Wenner is one of those magnificent artists that established the renaissance of classical art on pavements since the ’80s. Educated in painting, drawing, sculpture and architectural design… he builded up a résumé for several venues in more than 30 countries. A huge thumb up for these remarkable classics.
© The Crevasse –
Another 3D-artist and auto-didact is the German Edgar Müller, painting large-scale surfaces within the urban groundscenery, teasing the people passing by to challenge their perceptions. Here you can have a look on how he set together The Crevasse, as part of a Festival of World Cultures in Ireland.
© The Waterfall –


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