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When Alessandro Diddi takes his pencil to paper, he makes drawings come to life. The 42-year-old Italian artist creates clever anamorphic pencil drawings that, when viewed from a particular angle, appear to pop out of the page in three dimensions. He uses additional props like pencils, ring and his own hands to make the drawings even more realistic.

“I want my drawings to put across the message that the eye can trick the mind and make you believe that there are dimensions that are not really there,” said Mr Diddi. “When you understand the mechanism of the anamorphic design, you realise that putting together drawing like this is really not so difficult.”

“My goal is always to create something new and original, which people will want to look at and feel intrigued by. By simply trying to combine my two passions: the freehand drawing and three-dimensional representation, I was able to come up with these different designs. Although there is no message I'm trying to get across through my drawings, I do think it's important that people realise it is not necessary to consume a large amount of resources to achieve something interesting. All you need is a pencil and something to draw on, and you can create something really magical.”

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