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Astarmember
1,591 posts
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.


Posted:
https://www.livejournal.com/users/bouncechrissy/155638.html#cutid1

Do any brits live near this guy? I would seriously pay pal money to you to give to him.

Narr(*) (*) .. for the gnor ;)
2,568 posts
Location: sitting on the step


Posted:
WOW!! ..umm i think patrick sent me an email with these and they are totally amazing!

and no i dont know the guy sorry tongue

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ImmortalAngelSILVER Member
Scientist!
578 posts
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Posted:
Wow, those were amazing...it was the first time I've seen them and....WOW
That guy's got talent!

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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
eek

and there's a few more here smile

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


pengwinoBRONZE Member
suitable for vegetarians
300 posts
Location: Leeds, UK


Posted:
i got them in an email too - wonder where he does them all? i'd love to see them close up, but somehow i feel they couldn't possibly look that good in real life - ?
amazing stuff.

animals who are not penguins can only wish they were


Astarmember
1,591 posts
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.


Posted:
It's forced perspective so to make it look ideal you need to stand in the right place, which is probably where the camera man is standing. It wouldn't have exactly the same effect in real because our binocoular vision would defeat the impact of the 3d illusion a little bit. But ive seen plenty of other forced perspective stuff in realand it's still amazing and it definatly still fools the eye.

bluecatgeek, level 1
5,300 posts
Location: everywhere


Posted:
on the first link i get none of the pictures loading, and on the second(coles) i get 'service unavailable.
rats

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GottaLoveItSponge
883 posts
Location: Stevenage


Posted:
Bluecat: that happened to me too but I got about 4 appear at the bottom of the first link,

they look fantastic, in Tenerife I saw all these sand "castles" that weren't castles at all... there were 2 elephants, properly standing up and a sphinx.... I'm not sure if they were made out of sand or what, I was about 7 and I thought the tap at the Octopus water park was really floating in midair.

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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
the pictures in the first link are just references to the website in the second link.
the one with the pictures actually on it is down so unless you already have them cached from before, they won't appear.

this.
internet.
is.
busy.
please.
try.
later.

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


DeimosBRONZE Member
Cinnamon Girl
191 posts
Location: Hfx, NS, Canada


Posted:
that's really something, i can't even begin to imagine how long he's been practicing to be able to create those.
Another sidewalk chalk artist who's somewhat of a local in the summertime is Chalkmaster Dave. He's amazing! Nothing 3Dish, but fantastic art none the less. This guy usualy sets up in front of our regional library during busker fest so if anyone's going to visit Halifax sometime I reccomend finding him!

P*L*U*R


Astarmember
1,591 posts
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.


Posted:
Yeah ive seen that dude work a few times, I always give him money.

DeimosBRONZE Member
Cinnamon Girl
191 posts
Location: Hfx, NS, Canada


Posted:
one year he had a box of free comic books!^-^

P*L*U*R


Posted:
My understanding is that those pics were done in Melbourne!!! ubbloco umm ubbloco

Astarmember
1,591 posts
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.


Posted:
???

Melbourne? Next someone is going to tell me it was freakin hong kong. Ill never track this guy down to pay him!

Posted:
It was sent to me as street art in Melbourne. So why not go there after you go to Hong Kong? You could have some civet tea while you're in Hong Kong! tongue tongue tongue

WarchildBRONZE Member
After 17 hrs i got the little beautie
340 posts
Location: Sunny Devon, UK


Posted:
hey Astar,

I had a look and the guy your looking for is called Kurt Wenner.

This guy is seriously good. Check out his website. its.... www.dodger.com/wenner/gallery.htm

but good luck finding him, This guy gets around. California, Germany, Italy, Sweden to name but a few places he's done his work.

good luck. wave

A wise man once told me, A friend will bail you outta jail, A great friend will be sitting beside you saying that was f**king awesome.


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Wow, the forced perspective is really beleivable. I wish they would take some photos with people standing in the wrong spot just to prove to the viewer that it IS actually only 2-D. ubblol

-Mike

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Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
hehe, 'Member' huhuh
6,120 posts
Location: Behind you. With Jam


Posted:
My My MY......

I might as well give up now........

This guy is a God....

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PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA


Posted:
Alot of those photos are years old. He is even better now.
Some of his new stuff is mind blowing, even more so than those above. PWB turned me onto him maybe 5 years ago and we've been following his art since...

eek *drool*

I've also seen a collection of his stuff from bad angles and I have to say I am constantly amazed. The perspective this man has, the grasp of sight line and perspective is something I can't even comprehend.

Simply amazing.

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


BirgitBRONZE Member
had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
4,145 posts
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
I've seen the G8 one in Edinburgh biggrin

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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
pele - any links to the new stuff or a description at least?

i hadn't seen about a third of those up there but would love to see more recent stuff... smile


cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
I hadnt seen the batman and robin one or the spiderman before.
Definatly the batman and robin is the best. eek

jemima (jem)SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,750 posts
Location: london, United Kingdom


Posted:
eek

I like this one

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alicewonderlandBRONZE Member
Born on a green light daddy-o!!!
126 posts
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


Posted:
Those are amazing, it's incredible his ability and vision, anything else I could say would be an understatement! Yeah deffinatley if anyone has any more links to his art let me know:)

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jemima (jem)SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,750 posts
Location: london, United Kingdom


Posted:


This guy is brilliant too smile

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Always Acknowledge


Tao StarPooh-Bah
1,662 posts
Location: Bristol


Posted:
the amazing thing os that even without the wild perspective he's a f*****g awesome artist. just to be able to chalk like that is amazing.

I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.


IgirisujinSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,666 posts
Location: Preston, United Kingdom


Posted:
Dooown came the rain and washed the chalk away tongue

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PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA


Posted:
I love Kurt Wenner!

The guy who did the ones here is J. (forgot first name) Beever and he works primarily in Western Europe.

Coleman, the one I remember most well was this astounding rose bush growing out of the sidewalk. When I saw it all I could think was the song "There is a rose in Spanish Harlem". It was beyond realistic. In the photo he was bent over "smelling" a rose. I don't have a link as they are usually shared with me through email. Sorry.

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


Sakura_MoonHop's Kitten Jester.
1,803 posts
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
Wow...
They're amazing, in some of them its hard to tell whats real..

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Lost83spyBRONZE Member
Out! Out! You demons of stupidity!
587 posts
Location: Somewhere, out there..., South Africa


Posted:
Oh wow! He's brilliant!

wow

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