The Remarkably Mesmerizing 3-Dimensional Drawings of German Artist Stefan Pabst


German artist Stefan Pabst, who painted a second set of eyes on his son, has a remarkable talent for creating mesmerizingly detailed drawings that appear to be 3-dimensional and in motion using a technique called anamorphosis.

Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. The word “anamorphosis” is derived from the Greek prefix ana?, meaning back or again, and the word morphe, meaning shape or form.

Pabst shares many of his painting techniques on his YouTube channel. Recently Booooooom spoke with the artist about how he perceives the world.

For great art, you have to perceive the object, the situation, and watch the everyday lighting. You have to see something like you did the very first time you saw it, with a complete open mind, like a child. That’s what I try to do with my 3D Drawings. The technique is complicated; you have to have a lot of imagination. But it is well received by the viewers, and sometimes I’m even surprised at the result!

Booooooom also created a neat compilation of Pabst’s videos.





images via Stefan Pabst

via Booooooom

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.