Trick of the mind? These stunning 3D drawings look real enough to touch

A crumpled newspaper appears 3-D and the headphones look lifelike. (Ivan Hoo/Rex Features)

These images of everyday objects on wood may appear ordinary - but they are actually hyper-realistic drawings.

The incredibly detailed pictures of masking tape, cling film and tissues are the stunning work of Ivan Hoo, an artist from Singapore.

He uses pastels to create the life-like images that appear 3D from certain angles.

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Instead of paper he uses wood as a background, which gives him depth to his pictures.

The young artist, who teaches drawing in Singapore, was bolstered by the reaction he got when he posted his drawings on Instagram.

The 31-year-old explains: "I look up to pastel painters like Degas and pioneer photorealists like Audrey Flack, Roberto Bernadi (who paints realistic still life works) and, recently, Julian Beever, who influenced me to start drawing anamorphic works.

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"I always love to draw realistic art or artworks that tease the eyes and the brain. By working on wood, it gives me a lot of dimension and ideas to create something close to reality and it works really well with pastels, too.

"I started to experiment on wood some years back with mainly portraits as my subject before going further with a different concept.

"I started to think of ideas and draw things that we could see 'happening' on a piece of wood, so the very first idea that struck me was the dripping effect. That was my first anamorphic work."

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