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Alive Without Breath: Three Dimensional Animals Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye

Keng Lye is a Singapore based artist that manages to create amazingly accurate and lifelike images of animals. Using a layered process involving painting a layer of the animal then pouring resin on top of it, some wonderful images are created. To top it off he adds a physical element to the top of it making it actually protrude.

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The series, entitled ‘Alive Without Breath’, shows various animals such as a fish, turtle, and octopus all appearing like real animals stuck in a portrait. He would paint each layer meticulously, pour a layer of acrylic, and keep going to give an optical illusion of the animal. Taking it a step further, he would use random items such as an eggshell for the turtle to give it a real 3d effect. (deviantART)

animals painted layers resin

animals painted layers resin

animals painted layers resin

animals painted layers resin

animals painted layers resin

Animals Painted resin

Animals Painted resin

Animals Painted resin

Animals Painted resin

Animals Painted resin

Animals Painted resin

Animals Painted resin

Animals Painted resin