Brazilian artist João Carvalho, a.k.a. J Desenhos, draws notebook pages, which might seem boring until you see how he manages to twist and turn these notebook pages into amazing 3D drawings. And he’s only 15 years old!

Carvalho bends the blue “notebook lines” that he draws across the page and then adds shading to complete his drawings. The resulting characters and shapes seems to pop out of or even through the 3D notebook page. What’s most surprising is that he hasn’t been at it for long – he began drawing these 3D drawings in June of this year, and he taught himself to draw!

We’d like to thank Carvalho for telling Bored Panda about his work!

More info: Facebook (h/t: twistedsifter)

We’d like to thank João for providing Bored Panda with exclusive information about his work!