These jaw-dropping 3D drawings look impossibly realistic

We're often left questioning our eyes because of optical illusions, but in this case, our eyes aren't to blame. Rahil Jindran uses pens, pencils, brushes and paper to create drawings that look just like real physical objects, and his 3D art is blowing minds online.

In a viral Instagram Reel that's now picked up 2.5 million likes, Jindran reveals a glimpse of the process he uses to create hyperrealistic 3D drawings. "Art is power," he says (see our pick of the best realistic pencil drawings for more jaw-dropping art).

In his viral Reel, Jindran shares hyperrealistic 3D drawings of a 50 rupee banknote, playing cards, a glass of water, a lipstick, a watch and more. The comments on his post are full of praise for his skills, and requests for him to tackle particular subjects. In another video, Jindran shows the whole process of drawing a bottle of fizzy drink with the bottle laying on the paper as he works.

Rahil has many other pieces on his Instagram account, from pictures of everyday objects to celebrities. If you're looking to stock up on supplies for your own work, see our pick of the best pencils and the best coloured pencils.

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news and features, updates buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A writer and translator, he also works as a project manager at London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing photography, video content, graphic design and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He enjoys photography, particularly nature photography, wellness and he dances Argentine tango.