Alive Without Breath: Realistic 3D Paintings of Marine Creatures by Singapore Artist

Alive Without Breath
 
Who said that Singaporeans are devoid of talent and creativity? Singapore-based artist Keng Lye made tidal waves on the internet after his amazing work was featured on multiple websites all over the world. They might seem like beautiful photography of marine creatures, but they are actually in fact three-dimensional hyper-realistic paintings. The series titled “Alive Without Breath” was all created with paint and resin, and it is an extremely difficult and tedious process, but Keng Lye did it so with incredible finesse and the results are absolutely breath-taking.
 
The procedure Keng Lye uses to create his 3D masterpieces is similar to that of a 3D printer. He pours a layer of crystal-clear resin into a bowl and paints it with acrylics, layer by layer revealing more and more of each creature. The 3D illusion is further amplified by adding small protrusions and painting over them to make it look as is a turtle's wet shell is poking out of the water or an octopus head is half submerged.
 
Alive Without Breath
 
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Alive Without Breath
 
Check out Keng Lye's flickr and deviantart for more of his spectacular works of art.
 

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