Artist Willie Hsu draws eerie sketches of animals and people that appear as if they have been trapped behind glass. With each drawing constructed using clever shadowing, it makes them appear as if they are real, three-dimensional, and are trying to reach out to the viewer from the afterlife through the page.

"There’s just something about the enigmatic beauty surrounding the unknown that I find truly intriguing," the artist told Bored Panda. "I often wonder what happens when someone passes and they haven’t fulfilled their purpose. Do they stay among the living, trapped in the amber of their regrets? Waiting in the moments they wish could be rectified? Or do they just hover aimlessly behind a mysterious layer of fog-filled purgatory? I want each and every ghostly figure I create to tell a story or to convey a message," Willie Hsu explains.

Scroll down below to see the mesmerizing, eerie drawings and vote for the ones that you like the most!

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Wottermehlon Doge
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6 months ago

PEPE IS ANGERY

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"My artistic background started at a very young age, Willie Hsu told Bored Panda. "I’ve been drawing ever since I could pick up a pencil. Art was and still is my escape to a place where anything’s possible. All I have to do is imagine and create."

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Artemis Thorne
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6 months ago

It looks like someone is reaching out from under a lake...

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Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
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6 months ago

Poor pupper

Claws
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2 days ago

Pup says: "Help, the Jell-O got me"

Damsel in the Dark
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6 days ago

what did the dog do to deserve such a torture

Kitsune Fox Girl
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2 months ago

awww

Theresa Poffenberger
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4 months ago

B-bork?

I ❤️ 🍫
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5 months ago

It looks like a poor doggy trapped outside in a blizzard :’(

Maureen Peters
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6 months ago

Hello there...

Katharine Lancaster
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6 months ago

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

SirPatTheCat
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6 months ago

let him out

Lorraine R
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3 months ago

Let him in.

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JeffC
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6 months ago

Creepy but amazing...this is art

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ChinaPandas122
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1 month ago

something from a horror movie realistic wowowowoowwowow

"For me, there’s just something beautiful about the process. The fruition of an idea. The beauty of creating something that stems from the seed of imagination," the artist said.

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ThatFlySamurai
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6 months ago

This is how Jafar escaped!

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Wottermehlon Doge
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6 months ago

i swear to god is fucking start to dab i will erase you

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JazzyRuns12
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6 months ago

It looks like a glass sidewalk and the dog is looking down at us under the glass.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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6 months ago

I like this one. Everything is better when it's creepy.

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Artemis Thorne
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6 months ago

RUN

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"In the first piece I created showcasing this style, I drew a shapeless figure lost in fog with only its hands seemingly pressed up and in focus. I wanted to create the illusion that there was a thin layer of glass separating the subject from the viewer. Everything snowballed after that. This style of mine quickly developed to feed my hungry curiosity for ghosts and to satisfy my insatiable fascination with the afterlife," Willie Hsu explained.

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Ayasophya Alturas
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6 months ago

the grim reaper wants a high five!

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Artemis Thorne
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6 months ago

Let him in!

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juice
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6 months ago

i love the wings!

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Magik cofee
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6 months ago

i love this one the figure is holding the rose so aggressively, almost even violently. it gives me chills

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Keilyn Hiilei
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6 months ago

This one makes me sad. RIP Mamba and Mambacita

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"Some [drawings] are products of my own experiences," the artist revealed to Bored Panda. "In times of sadness, loss, or heartbreak, people say the best thing to do is talk to someone. But for someone like me who tends to keep emotional lows bottled up, the only place for me to pour it out is onto a blank canvas. Art is the simplest way for me to cathartically express myself."

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Maureen Peters
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6 months ago

Wow, a great artifice!

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Gina Cook
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6 months ago

Very cool, reminds me of sticky green frog feet (which I LOVE!)

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JazzyRuns12
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6 months ago

It looks like she’s about to hit the woah!

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"I also love to find ways to seamlessly incorporate my drawings into my photography and poetry. I have love and appreciation for all art forms."

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Artemis Thorne
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6 months ago

High Five!!!

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Maureen Peters
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6 months ago

Stop! Wait here...

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JazzyRuns12
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6 months ago

👽

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I ❤️ 🍫
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5 months ago

Huge hand

"These pieces are mostly created using various graphite pencils, graphite powder, brushes, and blending stumps. Just think of it as painting with graphite. Sometimes I’ll use grey wash watercolor, ink, and charcoal as well," speaking about his techniques Willie Hsu told Bored Panda.

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Maureen Peters
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6 months ago

Touch me, it's touching.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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6 months ago

This one looks haunting. I like it.

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Maureen Peters
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6 months ago

Great artist!

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