Those 3D chalk drawings you see on sidewalks, streets, and buildings all around the world are simply amazing. To be great, art doesn't have to fit the status quo. It's not always all about oils, pastels, clay, or stone. True artists can create beauty and inspire the imagination in any medium – even with simple chalk. Check out some of these incredible 3D chalk drawings and let me know if you've ever spotted any yourself!
1 Chasing Waterfalls
I particularly love 3D chalk drawings that you can have fun with, like this one. How would you pose?
2 Piccadilly Circus
Wouldn't you love to have a little slice of London wherever you are? There's so much detail in this drawing!
3 The Best Slide
Just makes you want to shoot down, doesn't it?
4 NYC in London
Yep, a little piece of NYC in London!
5 A Fiery Collapse
This is a great piece by Edgar Mueller, which he rendered in Germany. It looks so hot!
You have to love art that evokes some old-school gaming nostalgia! Get the cherries, lady!
7 Down the Escalator
Maybe the only escalator in the world that doesn't scare me a little.
8 Under the Surface
I just love the colors in this drawing.
9 Pipes and Beauty
That fountain is a particularly lovely touch.
10 Optical Snail
That illusion is so cool!
11 Hello Giraffe
So cute! The shadow makes it even more realistic.
12 Into the Darkness
This is a really popular piece for photo ops.
13 Realer than Real
This is another Edgar Mueller piece. Doesn't it look realistic?
14 Fallen Giant
This is really, truly a work of art. I love the warmth in the skin tones.
Oops! Somebody slipped!
16 The Bridge
This looks incredibly real as well – as in, I'd be afraid to cross.
17 Ferris Wheel
This is a Julian Beever piece, and it's just stunning.
18 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
19 A Whale of a Drawing
Look who wants to say hello!
20 Batman and Robin
Wow, I hope they can save that guy ...
21 The Maypole
This whole drawing is just so fun, and that little guy makes it even better.
22 The City below
There's so much going on in this drawing, your eye doesn't know where to go!
23 A Pretty Pond
Wouldn't you want to go fishing in this pond?
24 A Whole New World
Complete with magic carpet!
25 Hot Lava
Watch your step!
26 Fine Art
This is simply gorgeous.
27 Cook out
This one is pretty simple, but it's also super neat.
28 The Magic of Books
Books really will take you anywhere.
29 Dive in
Doesn't that look refreshing?
30 A Little Gift
I go crazy for these little guys.
31 Swimming Upstream
This is an even better fishing spot than the pond! Also the work of the talented Julian Beever.
32 Catching Crabs
Another Julian Beever piece! This one would look right at home in Gloucester.
33 Water Magic
Julian Beever yet again! He's such a talented artist.
34 White Water Rafting
Is this enough of an adrenaline rush for you?
35 Down below
It really looks like someone tore up the street!
36 Sewer Made Beautiful
Seriously, I've never seen a more magical looking sewer.
37 Lego Men
It's a veritable Lego army!
It's like a city within the city!
39 Don't Go in the Water
More believable than Sharknado.
40 Down the Drain
Simple, but really rather gorgeous.
Have you ever seen any amazing 3D chalk drawings? What were they, and where did you see them?
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