3D Texture In Real Life?

Xia Xiaowan - Chinese 3D painter

I don’t know if this guy was a graphics developer, but he knows how to use some 3D techniques like 3D textures. Xia Xiaowan is a chinese painter that paints in 3D using layers of glass. So if you need an overview of what 3D texture look like, Xia Xiaowan did it!

Xia Xiaowan - Da Vinci's Sketches
Da Vinci in 3D