Don't Let These Stereoscopic Monsters Invade Your Dreams
You might want to divert your eyes if you don’t want to have nightmares about hairy hydra-esque monsters wiggling out of your computer screen tonight. If you aren’t too afraid, then let us guide you into a world populated by these and other furry, wide-eyed, diamond-bearing creatures.
These stereoscopic illustrations come from the imagination of Seattle-based artist Dain Fagerholm. He paints a world filled with creatures that are scary, yet sympathetic. It’s an effect that is even more pronounced by their slight stereographic twitching, as if they’re trembling in fear (you know what they say about monsters, they’re more scared of you than you are of them). As we’ve seen in the past, when two images that are just slightly off center from one another are combined, they can create the illusion of three dimensional movement. The illustrations alone are enough to tease our imaginations with a world full of his creations, but when the ‘motion’ is added, each illustration genuinely comes to life.
Even the smallest amount of movement has the ability to reveal, or at least imply, an entire world. It’s interesting to see how this effect could be used in the service of a kind of narrative or cinematic minimalism.
“Four Creatures in a Room”
“Hi! How are you?”
“Creature With Amethyst Gem (Gem Creature)”
“Seven Headed Creature”
“Creature With Diamond Gem”
“Girl In Blue Room”