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3-D With Julian Beever

So we're strolling along in Madison Park when we see a crowd of people gathered around a patch of sidewalk.  This skinny, balding man was fluttering around like a moth- first his papers in his hand, then a camera, then his pastels, then his own head.

"Holy shit, that's that guy."  I grab at Chris's sleeve.

"What guy?" 

"That guy!  The guy who does the 3-D sidewalk drawings.  Like the one of the laptop.  And the one where he's jumping into a pool of water."

"Who?"  Chris asked.

"There's an email forward that has been going around with all the pictures.  You haven't seen it?  The guy's name is Julian Beever, or something like that."

"I don't think so.  Hey, is he drawing Transformers?"

We leaned in and investigated.  I took pictures but since I wasn't at the correct vantage point, the true forced perspective isn't shown. 

More than meets the eye.

Still blew my mind a bit, though.  We also caught a picture of fluttery Mr. Julian Beever himself, directing the traffic in his mind.

Mr. Julian Beever

I know you guys have seen Julian Beever's drawings before - one of you may have been the one to forward the email with his pictures to me in the first place!  Chris and I went online when we came home and Googled him up - sure enough, we found a bevy of chalk drawings that were simply amazing to look at.  This Batman one from his website is simply astounding. 

Julia, help him!

** Hey Batman, this one is for you! **

Days like these help to keep the diabetes burnout at bay.  I think I just needed a little break from the blood sugars and all that garbage.  Visiting NYC helps.  As do 3-D sidewalk drawings.  I wonder how Siah Sausage would look as a sidewalk drawing? 

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Comments

I love his work it is absolutely amazing!! It is even more cool that you ran into him while you in NY.

Oh how cool is that! I'd love to see his work in real life.

Love the pic of you in the previous post - you look so happy :)

Oh and happy belated blogiversary too!

I just looked at his website--very impressive! I'm glad you had a nice "break!"

My mom sent me pics via email of his artwork. she had seen his artwork on her way to work.

I think his work is so cool.

How cool is that??!

Wow. What talent. Is this guy rich yet? That seems like an easily marketable skill.

I look so great!!! To bad the building is on fire!!

cheers

Woah! Those are so cool!!

That is freakin' amazing!

Yeah, those drawings kick ass.

Some people are so creative!

His work is truly amazing. I envy you having seen it for real.

I've gotten that email. His drawings are amazing. I hope I get to see one in person someday!

By the way, thanks for the link and the comment! I love your blog!

heyy kerri. Wow, thats amazing...i've never seeen anything like that before...sounds like you had a nice relaxing break from diabetes chaos! lol.

I love that guy!

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