Shannon Holt’s creation “Blue Heron” is so good that it almost looks as if the bird’s going to fly off the canvas. It’s a piece from the artist’s “Florida Wildlife Series,” and Holt spent as many as 12 hours laboring over each of the works. But in this case, at least, we think you’ll agree that the dreamlike result is worth the effort.
Just like the model in the image, we’ve been blown away – but only because of how good this is. And while the poor guy very much looks like he’s had his intestines shot out, the staggering optical illusion is actually the skilful handiwork of Natalie Fletcher. In fact, the Texan native is so talented that she won season one of TV reality contest Skin Wars. Way to go.