The Gray Whale Could Not Be Contained

Despite the museum's best efforts, the gray whale kept jumping out of the paper on which it had been drawn. It wanted nothing more than to do battle with the shark painted beside it, and every day it strained against the bounds of credulity to do just that.

Fiona Tang is a Canadian art student who creates enormous, evocative paintings that trick the eye. You can see more of her work on her Tumblr.

Below is the artist in her native habitat — not only is this picture completely badass, it gives you a sense of the scale of her drawings, which are entirely done in charcoal.

The Gray Whale Could Not Be Contained

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