While studying architectural design, Syrian artist Muhammad Ejleh uses his personal time to produce mind-boggling illustrations that creatively break the boundaries of a two-dimensional plane. His incredibly deceiving 3D drawings are so effectively produced that it’s hard to believe there isn’t some photo manipulation involved. Using a few basic materials (like a sketchpad and pencils), Ejleh is able to blow the viewer’s mind with his skillfully crafted sketches.
The 20-year-old student, who clearly has a gift for drawing three-dimensional anamorphic illusions, manages to create little worlds with characters and architecture seemingly popping out of the page. He masterfully constructs a visual sense of depth and texture within each image, which can take up to 8 hours to complete. Ejleh even playfully mixes realistic renderings with flat illustrations (like his zebra drawing) to further fool the mind into thinking a sketch is coming to life. The talented young artist refers to his growing collection of work as The 2D isn’t Enough Project.