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3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part I

By Paul Lee

This is the first of four posts highlighting the beautiful 3D chalk art of Julian Beever. Julian is famous for his incredible 3D chalk art he draws in the streets. It is carefully drawn at incredible angles so that when the viewer stands in front of it, the art looks like it jumps off the street completely in 3D. His 3D chalk art is often drawn in long stretches of pavement. It is hard to make out what is is supposed to be from the back or the sides but from the front you can’t help but be awed by the artwork. I do not know if all the artwork posted below is Julian’s work but I know most of it is. Enjoy! Many more below the jump. Vote for your favorite!

3D Chalk Art – Coke Bottle – Unbelievable!

3D Chalk Art - Coke Bottle

3D Chalk Art - Coke Bottle

A very simple 3D Chalk Art piece, but none the less very clear and amazing. Making me thirsty!


3D Chalk Art – Shark – Scary!

3D Chalk Art - Shark

3D Chalk Art - Shark

Ok don’t be scared. This 3D Chalk Art Shark is pretty awesome. Might startle some bystanders.

3D Chalk Art – Cityscape – What in the World am I looking at!

3D Chalk Art - City Scape

3D Chalk Art - City Scape

Now this is just amazing. 3D Chalk Art at its finest. This cityscape 3D piece covers such a huge area. I am guessing many did double takes trying to figure out what they were looking at!

3D Chalk Art – Brick Hole – Careful, under construction!

3D Chalk Art - Brick Hole

3D Chalk Art - Brick Hole

Simple 3D piece, but very fun. Notice the guy walking around it.

3D Chalk Art – Man Fall in Hole – AHH! Watch out!

3D Chalk Art - Man Falling in Hole

3D Chalk Art - Man Falling in Hole

Great looking 3D Chalk Hole, too bad the people don’t look so realistic. But still simply amazing.

Example of what the chalk art looks like from a different angle. It just looks like a stretched drawing, hard to make out….

3D Chalk Art - River Angled

3D Chalk Art - River Angled

When looking at the art from the correct angle. Magic.

3D Chalk Art - River Rafting

3D Chalk Art - River Rafting

Just appreciate it. Wonderful. A feast for the eyes for any artist.

Making Of – See this Transformer 3D Chalk Art being Drawn over a span of a week.

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Comments
  • Christian February 28, 2009 at

    Your drawings are amazing! One question, is the coke bottle actually drawn????? You rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where are the River Rafting drawing located???

    • Media Influence March 4, 2009 at

      Appreciate the Comment Christian!

      The man who drew most of these pictures is Julian Weaver. The locations are all over the place as he often travels to different cities to do his 3d chalk artwork. I am sure a little bit of googling could help you find the info you need.

      Oh the Coke is an authentic 3D Chalk Art for sure. Incredible huh? That is one of my favorites.

      Thanks!

    • Michael Mann June 22, 2012 at

      Yea! It actually is! It’s AMAZING

  • ellaismybff April 27, 2009 at

    I luv his drawings1!!!!Awesomeness!!!

  • amreena July 20, 2009 at

    I dont get how he does the coke bottle! but it still looks amazing!!! U ROCK!

  • Maddie September 18, 2009 at

    OMG! These r sooo kewl……….u must b really proad of ur self if u did those drawing
    :D

  • TIARNI REID September 19, 2009 at

    I THINK THESE DRAWINGS COME FROM NO ONE BUT GOD USING HIM TO SHOW PEOPLE HOW GREAT GOD CAN USE ANYBODY TO SHOW HIS GLORY! THIS IS TRULY A GREAT GIFT OF DRAWING FROM GOD! TO ME THE WAY HE MAKES THE COLORS TO BLEND IN TO CREATE THE 3D LOOK IS ASTONISHING. I HOPE SOMEONE IS BEING A GREAT FINANCIAL BLESSING TO THIS MAN AND NOT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HIS GIFT OR TAKING HIS GIFT FOR NOUGHT. THANKS FOR READING MY COMMENT.

    • john January 13, 2013 at

      Please don’t bring religion into something that takes pure skill and nothing else. This guy surely has been drawing his whole life. Practice makes perfect, not god.

  • M a r i October 10, 2009 at

    Damn!! thats the s***; i wish i knew how to do that(;

  • Sir Howard Gray October 24, 2009 at

    This form of artistry is reminiscent of the late eighteenth century revolution in perspective, but this is on a whole new level!! Your level of craftsmanship is astonishing!! You, sir, belong with the greats such as William Herman, Richard Worthington, Mark Twain, and Francisco de Goya!! Even Rembrandt himself would gaze in awe at your brilliance!! Your works are gritty like the cities which they brighten, yet brilliant and beautiful like the city at night!! By no means are your pieces of fine artistry cinchy!! Please contact me at my email address which I have posted above, for I intend to offer you a place in THE most prestigious academy in all of Brittania!!
    Your humble servant and admirer,
    Sir Howard Gray

  • Kathy November 13, 2009 at

    What you are able to create is amazing. To be able to draw like that is truly a gift. Thank you for sharing it with so many people. I wish you good fortune and hope you will always share your unique perspective with the public.

  • stephanie December 4, 2009 at

    this is alsome but can u do some in grand rapids

  • kaylee December 30, 2009 at

    your chalk images are awsome u wiss you could teach me. that would be so cool. you rock at it. if you ever quit on your self you are quiting on many people. so keep doing what you do. thank you for showing me your art skills! love your art.

  • kaylee December 30, 2009 at

    i think your drawings are the bomb! thats the s**** that should be every where! thats f***** awsome man that is so cool!

  • david beard December 30, 2009 at

    THIS ARTWORK IS AWESOME! WHERE CAN I PURCHASE FRAMED ARTWORK OF THESE?

  • kaleb February 23, 2010 at

    hey wow man this is amazeing where can i see more ?

  • cleancutmedia March 1, 2010 at

    welcome huffingtonpost visitors :) please let us know what you think of these and which one is your favorite in the comments!

  • baconator April 3, 2010 at

    Does the chalk get washed away when it rains?

  • Samantha12 April 5, 2010 at

    These are great. Thanks for sharing all of these with us. I think I speak for everyone when I say that you have a gift, and a very good one indeed. I am an artist too but I cant seem to make the peices pop in a 3D fashion like you can. I will keep practacing and you should never give up. No one should ever give up on their dream no matter what people tell them…even if they think that it is IMPOSSIBLE!!!

    Thanks for reading this comment. luv your art.

    <3 your fan 4ever <3
    Samantha M.

  • Elijah May 4, 2010 at

    Your artwork is sick. I need to know if you can draw 3-D tattoo.

  • Juana Phuque May 18, 2010 at

    I am also curious as to a design for 3D tattoo work? I’ve seen a few out there, but I’m sure Julian could design one like no other!

  • aaron June 6, 2010 at

    i think the coke 1 is fake :3 just my opinion

  • aaron June 6, 2010 at

    …….. FAKE (coke)

  • kristy June 8, 2010 at

    Coke Bottle Rox!!!!! Hats off to the artist!!! That guy’s amazing

  • CeeCee July 17, 2010 at

    Okay whoever drew those should get over the limit of money…..the coke bottle looked to real. thats amazing how u drew tht. and the airplane ithot they jus put a big poster on the floor. yu guys r amazing!

  • Dil August 23, 2010 at

    How do you stop people walking over the drawings in crowded cities, especially at the beginning, before people realise what’s happening?

  • coo October 7, 2010 at

    i love this they are soooo amazing! <3

  • kiana cohen October 7, 2010 at

    this is so awesome u should be proud of urself i wish i could draw like that!maybe he should come to hawaii (the big island) and come draw in puna! maybe kapoho,hawaii!

  • Liwayway January 27, 2011 at

    ang lupit!

  • hi February 14, 2011 at

    no matter wat the haters say you guys are awesum and incredibly talented….

  • CC March 18, 2011 at

    u r soo awesome at school we did some of ur drawings but none where as good as urs!!!

  • djag March 24, 2011 at

    this guy not only has a mastery of perspective, but he owns it and makes it do his bidding…

  • Biju April 7, 2011 at

    Simply Great!

  • Donna April 20, 2011 at

    Where are your drawings located?

  • Michael Mann June 25, 2011 at

    WOW. Come do on in Baton Rouge Louisiana, and in Lexington, Missouri at Went-worth Military Academy!!

  • Georgia August 19, 2011 at

    I love all rock on chalk guy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Monique August 19, 2011 at

    OMG!! ALL YOUR PICS RULE ROCK ON CHALK DUDE

  • Haley September 17, 2011 at

    Do you think that you’ll ever find yourself in Marion Arkansas? Our Memphis Tennessee? That would be soooooo cool! I think you are super talented and I wish I was as good as you! I know that practice makes perfect. I’m in the 7th grade and can’t wait to hear back from you!

  • Bosana October 7, 2011 at

    chalk guy, U the main man ! cud u please come to Papua New Guinea? We would love 2 see you here ! You stun the world with your talent!!! cheers

  • Holly October 10, 2011 at

    All of those drawings are just S….! im sorry 2 say but yeah just dont do them anymore! :)

    OK THAT WAS ALL HAVE A GOOD DAY! <3

  • poo October 10, 2011 at

    soo cool

  • Diatz October 19, 2011 at

    Man the 3D drawings are awesome!! Incredible unbeliveable..

  • butchuk December 27, 2011 at

    the camera does the trick

  • treisha @ Uratex January 12, 2012 at

    Aren’t these pictures photoshoped??

    Has anyone of you guy have been there already?

    But yea i agree they’re so cool!

  • Shaddow January 13, 2012 at

    Christian, your an idiot.

  • clever February 29, 2012 at

    thank u guys for all the nice comments

  • shariha May 11, 2012 at

    thay all look so cool i <3 them

  • anand naidu June 22, 2012 at

    I woul d like to learn the 3d chalk drawing ! pls teach me…

  • vonda clark March 26, 2013 at

    where can we see these incredible scenes would like to visit in person

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