Amateur artist stuns everyone with his jaw-dropping 3D illusions

A mechanical engineer is fascinating everyone with his jaw-dropping 3D road marking illusions that blur the lines between reality and art.

The Beetles 3D zebra crossing

The Beetles 3D zebra crossing

Shivrama Krishna, 26, has no formal training in the highly specialised form of art but the passionate cartoonist creates incredible 3D illusion drawings across roads and rooftops.

Krishna uses a range of paint brushes and paint stainers to craft his optical illusions, which include a larger than life size swimming pool, staircase and Eiffel Tower on paper sheets.

3D art

3D art

The son a farmer from Karimnagar in Telangana in southern India, Krishna always had a knack for drawings and spends around three to four hours complete each one.

Krishna started painting and cartooning as a hobby before eventually getting an opportunity to work as a cartoonist for a text book in 2011.

3D swimming pool

3D swimming pool

But he got the taste of 3D art for the first time in 2015 after assisting an artist from New Delhi.

Ever since, he practises day and night to perfect his skills.

3D swimming pool

3D swimming pool

He said: “I used to doodle and paint in books while in class. I always scored highest marks in arts. Eventually I started drawing cartoons but last year I found a new love in 3D illusions and started practicing perfecting the skill.”

“My peers and neighbours are impressed by my work and I am only hoping to be better and improved with time.”

3D swimming pool

3D swimming pool

Krishna has so far made 143 paintings of which nearly hundred are small scale. He does not paint on the floor directly rather he uses flex sheets and banners as canvas for large-size drawings.