Chalk Drawing That Won Guinness

By James Dean on May 25, 2011.

I canít believe we missed this one Ė Qi Xinghua is a Chinese 3D Chalk artist (first in his country) whose painting entitled Lions Gate Gorge earned him an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest 3D painting in the world! Iím not exactly sure how fresh this information is, as I could swear weíve seen bigger. Still, with 23 meters in width, 32 meters in length and over 6 meters in height, we canít ignore hard work Qi invested into this masterpiece. This 3D painting was presented at the Baiyan Wanda Plaza shopping-mall in Guangzhou (China), and it took Qi more than a month to finish the project. Oh, and one more interesting fact: apparently some people reported dizziness, during their ďrope balancingĒ.

Chalk Drawing That Won Guinness

Qi Xinghua says he has calculated three different formulas that can be applied on all paintings of varying sizes. He also added (quoted below):

Chalk Drawing That Won GuinnessTo put it in the simplest way, itís reversed vision, which is also called inverse-perspective. From our normal vision, nearby objects are big and far away ones are small. I use the opposite method to make far away objects big and close objects small. In this way, a two-dimensional painting turns three-dimensional.

Chalk Drawing That Won Guinness

Chalk Drawing That Won Guinness

Chalk Drawing That Won Guinness

Donít ask me why, but I have a feeling weíll be seeing much more of this artistís creations! Even after seeing so many awesome pavement drawings, I canít seem to perceive below pavement as a flat surface. How about you?

Chalk Drawing That Won Guinness