Ramon Bruin, a Netherlands based artist, has invented his own artwork style with the fusion of drawing and photography, which he calls “Optical Illusionism” or “Multi Layered Illusions” for a more complex work with multiple sheets of paper. The process is quite simple. He would create a drawing on a sheet of paper and photograph it at a certain angle. And the result — amazing 3D picture!
Simple, eh? Not so fast. There is a hard part — the creative talent and imagination. But he obviously has no problem with it. 🙂
Artist’s Statement (in part):
Ramon Bruin, born in 1981 in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, graduated in 2010 at the Airbrush Academie in Lelystad, The Netherlands.
In 2012 Ramon made a worldwide breakthrough with his own invented style which he calls ‘Optical Illusionism’.
Optical Illusionism is a combination of drawing and photography. He creates drawings that come to live when photographed from the exact right angle.
By stretching the boundaries of Optical Illusionism, Ramon also invented his ‘Multi Layered Illusion’ style. The multi layered illusions are drawn on paper or multiple sheets of paper. The sheets of paper are interactive with each other and photographed from an angle the illusion appears they are stacked on top of each other.
For the drawings Ramon mostly uses graphite pencil, but in some pieces he also uses color pencil, ink or acrylics.
All images courtesy of Ramon Bruin, and are published with permission.
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