Artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints portraits on layers of fine netting or tulle creating an analog 3D effect similar to what is observed during parallax. The subjects appear to be sitting or lying down. This is where the layers come in because as the viewer moves from one end to another, the portraits shift.
Describing the technique, Nimmalaikaew says, “Over time, I have learnt that the tulle demands a different way of creating realistic light and shadow for the material. The top layer gives details for the optical illusion. Then I connect each layer with clear copolymer line to make it all fit together and create depth in the image.”
Check out some of his 3D portraits below, and follow him on Facebook for regular updates.