Fiona Tang is a Vancouver-based art student who creates amazing, life-sized drawings of animals that appear to pop right off of the paper.

Although the artworks look incredibly three-dimensional, each piece is actually a completely flat and 2D drawing, created using a variety of technics such as charcoal, acrylic paint, conte, and chalk pastel.

A regal deer looks straight at the viewer; a whale emerges from the wall to battle a menacing shark; and a crocodile pokes its snout out from the wall.

The technique behind these drawing is called trompe l’oeil, which uses realistic imagery to make 2D objects appear 3D. This technique, combined with Tang’s expressive gestural method of drawing, make for impressive, eye-popping artworks that seem to have a life of their own.

I am an Artist in progress living in Vancouver and am currently attending Emily Carr University of Art and Design. I started doing art a couple of years ago, and despite my parents disapproval, I have stuck to and fought for my art. I love sketching, to the point where I will catch myself looking at my surroundings as sketches. Art is not only my passion, but also my outlet and therapy; it always manages to cheer me up. The posts with my tumblr link on them are made by me. You are more than welcome to reblog them but please give me credit =] If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Nice to meet you all and welcome to my little art world!

Fiona Tang

3D Drawings 01 3D Drawings 02 3D Drawings 03 3D Drawings 05

Image source