Artists make money in a variety of ways, and there aren’t many more interesting than anamorphic pavement chalk drawings.

Pavement chalk drawing

Anamorphosis is “a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image.”

Julian Beever, a.k.a the Pavement Picasso, is an English chalk artist who has been creating drawings on pavements since the mid-90s.

Pavement chalk drawing

The illusion (above) of the Politicians Meeting Their End was drawn outside The Bank of England and was commissioned by Channel 4's Midnight Special for the night of the 1997 General Election (here in the UK).

Pavement chalk drawingBabyfood.

Pavement chalk drawingBabyfood seen from the wrong side.

Pavement chalk drawingSelf-Portrait Of The Artist With Liquid Refreshment.

The timelapse sequence shows Julian creating the Aveeno Fountain of Youth chalk drawing in Union Square, NYC in January 2007.

View more of his pavement drawings on his website.