Bridey Heing
May 14, 2015 6:00 am

Check out this glass of water. Looks real, right? Well, believe it or not, it’s actually a drawing, totally flat and one-dimensional! It’s created by artist Stefan Pabst, a painter in Germany who makes gorgeous and life-like works of art. Although portraits are where he got his start, he also has the art of the optical illusion down pat!

It gets even crazier when he cuts the paper, making it look even more like the glass is resting on (and not drawn on) it.

Stefan uploads videos of his paintings and drawings to YouTube, where you can watch each object come to life. He’s drawn holes, caps, water drops, and tons of other insanely realistic objects that feel multidimensional even if they’re not.

This man’s skills are unbelievable, and we are totally impressed! OK now let’s just watch him draw this insane glass.

Teach us your magic ways, Stefan!

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