Trompe L'oeil Drawing

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  • This drawing has just received several awards.
    Art Renewal Center 2011-12 Salon Finalist
    (Selected out of over 2,100 entries). "Fooled" will be published in the ARC Salon Catalogue of spectacular art being created by talented realist artists from around the world.



The idea of this drawing incorporates several layers of deception. The butterfly may have mistaken a photo of a flower for the real thing, and you, the viewer, may have been fooled as well, since the entire image is drawn - including the illusion of a photo.

This pencil drawing was on white paper using charcoal for the background, graphite for the subtle shading of the rose and butterfly and a carbon pencil for the masking tape and leaves.

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