This Chinese artist creates such incredibly realistic 3D paintings of fish that his cats constantly lick and try to catch them thinking they are real.
Mr. Ling Xun who lives in the city of Dali in China’s Yunnan Province has been perfecting his resin-painting skills for the past eight years.
The technique he uses involves painting one part of the object on a layer of resin, or solid transparent glue, then pouring another layer of resin and waiting for it to solidify before painting the top part.
The process is repeated until the 3D painting is completed and the object appears to come to life.
Most of Mr. Ling’s paintings are of marine life, which he says allows him to be more agile with his work.
The finished product is so realistic that his cats are often left confused every time they try to catch the fish they can see.
Mr. Ling told local media: “Because I have to wait for the glue to solidify, I can only paint one layer a day. The longest painting took a year.”
He said the most expensive painting he has sold fetched several hundred GBP.
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