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By on April 8, 2011, with 55 Comments

Let’s see how long does it take you to notice the illusion in this poster below. It was originally used to promote computer game called Dragon Age II, but I managed to dig up this draft version lacking all the promotional text. The billboard was first spotted by Chris Anderson, who decided to share it with us. He explained how he had seen this poster of a bus shelter couple of times before he finally spotted the negative-space illusion it hides. This is the best clue I can give you, except maybe what you find may represent all of the dragon’s victims ;)

  • Me

    That was nice. Hard to see if you don’t know what to look for though. Also, is it just me or do the tops of the dragon’s wings look like eagle heads?


    • ur a loser

      haha FIRST

    • nonya

      I saw them too so don’t freak

    • diane

      Sooo nice that a First poster ia first
      congratz ;-)
      Ja you right .

    • Somebody

      Don’t Forget The Figures Next To The Man!

    • mikey

      may not be eagle heads maybe dragons?????

    • Wobbler

      It’s obviously a pirate dragon- those are parrots.

    • secretAgentdan

      yup…ur ryt!!! :DDDD :P <—cute,eh?
      ehehhehehhe…. :)))

    • http://Facebook.com PedoBear

      Ummmm…. Its not the top. Its the bottom of the dragon. It looks like people o_o I saw it quickly

    • kanuut

      I saw the “people” straight away, a little bit later i noticed the wings looked a bit like birds, you saw it a lot more specific then me.

  • Zenbot

    It kinda reminds of various Zombie movie posters. I can definitely see how this would go unnoticed.

  • http://www.moillusions.com/2011/04/dragon-age-illusive-poster.html Lil’Smily

    i dont get it… is it the people that are standing under the dragon, coz thats too obvious i dont think that is it

  • Care Bear

    And the dragon was wroth with the woman and went to make war with the remnant of her seed…


  • Mario

    yup…realy nice..
    not that hard to see..
    @Me…no you’re not the only one,i saw the eagle heads too…
    i saw them before i saw the illusion :)

  • Dolphin

    I saw the eagle heads,too,and it seems like it’s hard for some people,but not as hard for others,because I saw it immediately,while others saw it slowly… Nice illusion.

  • Eric

    the only reason I noticed it was because it was posted as an illusion. I started really looking at it and then saw it. Funny too because I’ve looked at the ads and the game itself quite a bit and never saw it.

  • Steve

    Very cool!

  • Awesome Anonymous

    i legit found it without help this time =D

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  • Jeffrey

    If I wasn’t told it was an illusion, I probably wouldn’t notice, but I saw it in about 2 seconds.

  • m&m

    the illusion is people in the background and i didn’t realize it till the end. first i saw the eagle heads then i looked closely and saw the people!!! LOL

  • ohmygosh


  • Braedon James Poole

    i saw it right at the start

  • Schmello Pudding

    I saw the people straight away and I was just wondering is that supposed to be the illusion because I thought it was quite easy.

  • Kimon

    Wow! I’ve seen this image several times, always thinking the wings were a bit off but never saw the people. Now I just can’t NOT see them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Pruet/100000481903285 Julie Pruet

    well i see birds heads in the top of wings and then in the negative space below the wings i see people with their heads starting at bottom of wings and standing side by side for whole lenth of both wings

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Oliver-Neil-Smith/100000142185730 Oliver Neil Smith

    saw it almost straight away but looks really cool

  • selena

    what am i supposed to see, exactly?

  • PixelsGarden1

    very nice….but it brings the Nazi’s to mind….no worries.

    I love dragons, and this is awesome art!

  • denden

    i see the eagle heads, and also the negative -space outlines of people along the bottom of the birds wings

  • gavin

    WOW. under the dragons wings it looks like people

  • Valerie

    Oh yeah just noticed! It’s really imaginative. Love it.

  • Grace

    Kind of creepy……..,

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    Saw it right away, the shadows that make up the wings.I’m not sure those are eagle heads on the top of the wings. nice illusion.

  • Dayhinu

    ok that was wierd. I saw the people in the negative space, and I’m their trying to figure out what the illusion is. Then suddenly i realise its a dragon. Like the illusion for me was actually the dragon 0.0

  • http://idioticmonkeys.wordpress.com monkeymoron

    Firstly, I thought that it was an upside-down skull. Then I saw the eagle heads, but nothing else. I read some comments and there it was right in the middle, ridiculously obvious. Great illusion! :-)

  • D to the T

    Not only the eagle heads but also the people you can see from the bottom of its wings.

  • Israel

    I figured it out the first time I saw this poster in stores.

  • Zerav

    I’ve seen this image in posters, T-shirts and some box covers and didn’t realize about this ilusion until this moment XD

  • HakuRyuu

    Is it me or does the dragon look like a phoenix or a bird of some sort?

  • Bob

    Great illusion, terrible game

  • Jupiter

    If seen the promotions for it before but never saw the illusion of all the people “under” the dragons wings and I’m not sure I would have if it wasn’t posted as an illusion. Very subtle but very nice.

  • Nikolaki8

    Noticed it strait away! Really Awesome!

  • ryanna

    i saw it i saw eagle heads and then i was wondering what the illusion was.

  • shanae


  • Xbox Gamer

    This photo was on Xbox Live. I lookd at it for some secs there. I noticed all the people under the wings. so here it took me 0 secs

  • Illusiongazer

    Did anyone else notice that the dragons torso and up through the neck is a mirror of the guy standing in front of the dragon?

    • http://gravatar.com/thenatureboyricflair David Blair

      ?????????? What ??????? I Don’t See The Mirror Image! Could You Please Explain it with a little more detail?

  • dawi

    wow under his wings look closely


    if you focus on the character youll see the the blood drips getting longer and longer
    an effect that the wings are bleeding

  • Jahaziel

    What about the “Batman” logo? Wierd sary teeth/Big Bat.

  • Annie

    i thought the eagle head tips was the illusion.. until my mom pointed out there were figures in the dragon’s wing bottoms. im eight ya know! i love optical illusions.

  • alice

    is there one man, or lots???

  • wolfwoman

    I think the hint was too much of a give-away. As soon as I saw the words “negative space” I was prepared to see something there.

  • avapuppy123

    the white people look like the walking dead cover