Chalk Artist Makes Minecraft’s Diamond Sword Look 3-D — in 2-D

Chris Carlson, best known for his work with chalk art, has taken on Minecraft’s iconic diamond sword as his latest display of talent with 3D illusions.

Carlson is best known for his other work, which ranges from tributes to popular Nintendo characters like Mario and Luigi, to cartoon characters like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Denver-based artist made the rounds on the internet last year when he published a stop-motion video of a Tetris game. The shading, perspective, and the motion exhibited throughout the recording are spot on. It’s hard to imagine how much time went into each of his pieces and how he was able to put the artwork together in a perspective that looks otherwise warped when viewed from the angle he chalks the images from.

We’ll be getting in touch with Carlson about his work on Minecraft and just about everything else he’s worked on in the coming days, so stay tuned for an interview!

You can take a look at more of his work on his official website here.

If Minecraft and artwork are subjects you find interesting (and they should, because you’d be admittedly soulless, otherwise), be sure to check back on Monday when our friends at Man at Arms showcase legendary swordsmith Tony Swatton as he forges an actual Diamond Blade. Swatton previously created Sora’s Keyblade in real life. You can check out the whole process of how he put the whole weapon together in a video which we showcased a couple of days ago, here.

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