Apr 13, 2013

3D Portraits of Undersea Creatures Painted onto Layers of Resin

 

Keng Lye is a talented painter and illustrator from Singapore. In his series entitled, Alive without breath, Lye paints incredible 3D portraits of undersea creatures onto multiple layers of resin. The technique was inspired by the 3D resin artwork of Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori.

The dramatic effect could not be achieved without Lye’s strong understanding of perspective and depth, as he applies acrylic paint directly onto the resin surface, maintaining the perspective of looking downwards into the bowl.

In some of the artworks (such as the octopus, turtle and goldfish) that seem to emerge from the resin, Lye said it was an experiment to push the concept further:

“It was a small pebble for the ranchu and octopus. For the turtle, I used an egg shell for the turtle shell and acrylic paint for the rest of the finishing.” [Source]

 

To see more of this fantastic artwork along with other paintings and illustrations by Keng, be sure to check him out at his online profiles below.

[via Colossal]

 

 

 

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Artwork by Keng Lye
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Artwork by Keng Lye
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Artwork by Keng Lye
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Artwork by Keng Lye
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Artwork by Keng Lye
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Artwork by Keng Lye
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3D Portraits of Undersea Creatures Painted onto Layers of Resin keng lye (3)

Artwork by Keng Lye
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3D Portraits of Undersea Creatures Painted onto Layers of Resin keng lye (6)

Artwork by Keng Lye
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Artwork by Keng Lye
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Artwork by Keng Lye
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Artwork by Keng Lye
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Artwork by Keng Lye
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