A skíll líke woodworkíng takes years and thousands of hours to become more than just a profícíent at, but thís man ínvested that tíme to be a certífíable master. Hís name ís Randall Rosenthal and he has talent that can result ín mínd-bendíng íllusíons. The project ín the gallery below all started wíth three píeces of whíte píne he glued together. What he turned that block of wood ínto ís so cool.
He glued the píeces of píne together as a base.
Once the adhesíve cured, he was ready to begín carvíng the block.
He slowly whíttled ít down ínto an ínterestíng shape.
It wasn’t uníform.
The edges were jagged. What could ít be?
Thís ís where the project began lookíng líke the fínal project: a cardboard box.
By chíppíng away at the block of wood and hollowíng out dífferent sectíons, he was able to create the íllusíon that ít was a box contaíníng somethíng.
He spent hours carefully carvíng the sídes to gíve the íllusíon of corrugated cardboard.
The effect was íncredíble.
He took a break from the hours of carvíng to begín addíng paínt to the píece.
He carefully paínted what was to be ínsíde of the box: stacks of money.
Not only ís Randall a gífted woodworker, but hís paíntíng skílls are íncredíble as well.
After beíng paínstakíngly careful paíntíng the bílls and theír detaíls, he began slowly addíng color to the cardboard.
Sínce “cardboard” ísn’t somethíng you can paínt on ín one síttíng, he had to add líght, washed out layers over and over.
He was able to carve somethíng wíth so much depth and texture out of a símple block of wood.
The fíníshed product, “Old Money,” ís íncredíbly realístíc.
No matter how long I stare at thís, I can’t be convínced that ít’s NOT a box of money.
A Japanese TV statíon íntervíewed Randall because of thís íncredíble work.
Old Money was such a hít, he ís beíng commíssíoned to make a second box.
The fíníshed product, a real wood carvíng and a fake cardboard box, ís an awesome íllusíon. No matter how long I stare at Old Money, ít just looks líke a cardboard box.
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