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Fiona Tang's Charcoal Drawings Look 3D

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jul 7, 2014 • References: fiona-tang.tumblr and thisiscolossal
Vancouver-based artist Fiona Tang has created large-scale charcoal drawing murals of animals that look incredibly real. She not only uses charcoal, but pastel and acrylic on paper that at first glance appear to be 3D. She makes use of a technique called trompe l'oeil where shadows and highlights within the two dimensional drawing are used to trick the viewer into thinking the piece is three-dimensional.

As a recent grad from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, you wouldn't expect artworks like this to make an appearance so early in her career. Usually expertise such as this shows up later in life as the artist gains experience. But surely enough, these pieces are the works of pure talent.