Creating a 3D image on with pen and paper is a multi step process. Unlike traditional 2D drawing or sketching, you generally do not see what your finished piece will actually be like until the project has made some progress. You generally start off with a sketch of what your piece will look like in the end and then build objects in 3D in a modeler. Once your models are finished, surface textures and characteristics such as reflectivity, transparency, roughness and luminance are applied to make it stand out.
Creating a 3D art such as this requires utmost skill and perseverance. This half finished 3D pencil drawing made on paper with pencil seems like it will soon wake itself up to life.
These ornamental 3D Corinthian Columns are drawn with pencil on paper render character, depth and reality to such an extent that it seems to be a real object instead of a sketch.
This three dimensional art made on a card would take the form of a stone bridge when opened. This form of art is a new way for expressing an old form of art. You can also see Photorealistic Pencil Drawings.
One of the most notable aspects about making 3D art with pencil and paper is the shading technique which needs to be learnt and practiced for years to create the illusion of reality.
Shading and highlighting are two of the most important aspects of 3D drawing as in this image which depicts the fingers peering into the paper and tearing it off with the nails wherein in reality the shading and highlighting has been done on both sides of the paper. You can also see Graffiti Pencil Drawings.
Three dimensional art is simply a representation of what you see and therefore, artists tend to recreate images which could be created by our brain such as the image drawn here.
The shading and highlighting of this dolphin has been made in such a way in this three dimension art that it seems to jump right in between the real hoola hoop extended.
In this realistic sketch it seems that the three dimensional objects have been stacked over each other in a realistic manner. Understanding the light system is of utmost importance in these sketches.
Making 3D images such as this include cutting and shaping the paper in such a way that it seems as if the object has protruded out of the paper itself.
The principle of shadow, mid tones, cast, and highlight is stunning which has rendered the image realistic here. Knowing where highlights are to be made is important for 3D Art.
The 3D Art templates at template.net are for you to take inspirations and ideas before you get down to creating your own 3D Art. You can study these pictures closely to see how the artists have played with light and shadow to create the perfect reality and in some cases, have slit, cut or bent the paper to make the objects protrude out of them.