Realistic 3D-painted illusions of underwater creatures

Keng Lye paints these brilliant illusions of underwater animals using a technique developed by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori: first he pours in a layer of resin, lets it dry, paints on it with acrylic paint, then pours in another layer of resin and repeats the process.

For added effect, he also adds a pebble which is incorporated into the artwork that bops above the surface to make the illusion even better. It’s incredible how much patience he has.

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