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Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin

Singapore based artist Keng Lye has been fooling people ever since he started displaying his very realistic art. You’d think that he’s taking pictures of fish that he has trapped in bowls but it’s quite the contrary. You see, all of the animals he paints are completely fake. My first question is how are they 3-D and second how do you paint in water? After watching his video (posted below), my jaw hit the floor. Lye actually pours a clear resin into a bowl and paints a layer. He lets it dry and pours another slight layer of resin. He then paints that layer and so on and so on until he has a 3-D painting. It’s a little difficult to wrap your head around without seeing. Take a look at these incredible works of art and appreciate the amount of work and time that went into these. Once you get to the bottom be sure to watch the video of this incredible process.

It looks like a few fish swimming inside a bowl.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

The detail is mesmerizing.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

I can’t get over how real they look, like they will start swimming at any second.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

Even up close you would be hard pressed to be sure if the fish is fake based on a picture.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

No matter which angle you view it from.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

The octopus is my favorite.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

Each layer is painted and has to dry before another layer can be added.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

It gives the effect of a living creature submerged in water.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

Yes this is fake. I can’t imagine how long each of these works of art would take to complete.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

Some have a lot more detail than others.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

These are works of art that define patience.

Artist Creates Life-Like Paintings Of Fish In Layers Of Resin
Keng Lye

Take a look at the process here. This video is incredible.

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