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Hope you noticed my little hack, where I added digg button inside each post (just next to the article title). You can help us spread the word about this website by submitting articles you think are worthy. When someone submits them, you can easily vote. If you are not fond of this, then simply continue stumbling them, like you did before. Back to main topic – since many of you liked Edgar’s Lava Burst illusion so much, I decided to share his second project. You probably notice the similarity, except this time there is no lava hole but ice instead. Edgar needed 5 days to compile this huge chalk drawing. With five of his assistants, he painted all day long from sunrise to sunset, which resulted with this incredibly realistic and 250 square meter painting. I would like to hear which one is your favorite – this one, or the previous lava one? Comment!

Ice Age Sidewalk by Edgar Müller
Ice Age Sidewalk by Edgar Müller
Ice Age Sidewalk by Edgar Müller
Ice Age Sidewalk by Edgar Müller
Ice Age Sidewalk by Edgar Müller
Ice Age Sidewalk by Edgar Müller
Ice Age Sidewalk by Edgar Müller
Ice Age Sidewalk by Edgar Müller
Ice Age Sidewalk by Edgar Müller


91 Responses
  1. IRainman says:


  2. Kevin says:

    wow. talk about awesome. I’ve seen some good 3d drawings but this takes the cake. in one word, awesome.

  3. Flops says:


  4. Jodie says:

    That is abolutely amazing

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is #1 is awesome!!! xD

  6. Drummermean says:

    Wow, thats amazing!

  7. Anonymous says:

    check out the secondary illusion in the last pic where it looks like the ground is slopping in toward the tent.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I must say, That that is fuckin awesome

  9. Ankh Goddess says:

    Wow…yeah, none of my comments are gonna do anything but mirror the jaw dropping being done by everyone else here on the board, but I have to agree, this one’s by far the most amazing out of all that I’ve seen! The single girl in the first picture looks like she’s even climbing up the side of the ice, when all shes’s doing is just walking! Freaiking NICELY done!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    thats clean!!!!!

  11. sugar says:

    This is something very good keep up the good work

  12. Anonymous says:

    I couldn’t possible pick one over the other. They are both awesome.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Very Nice work

  14. Anonymous says:

    I like this one best

  15. mike says:

    this one definitively better and anonymous 8, that’s the side view of the illusion, as it can only be seen from one side (i guess it may make a mini illusion but it is probably unintentional

  16. nick says:

    cara!!!!!muito legal isso parece de verdade…..medoo..\o/…xD

  17. Lisa-Kate says:

    WOW, fantastic artist, this is the best one of seen of this type art

  18. Am says:

    WOW! tahts really nice!
    are they painting in the 5th one?

  19. Anonymous says:

    Where are these done? I want to see one in person!

  20. Anonymous says:

    I like this one better because its one hole instead of having a bunch of little island things evrywhare

  21. PecosPeet says:

    This beats the lava! I also really appreciate the various photos of the work in progress, especially the last one from the “wrong” perspective.

    When I first saw the top photo, my immediate reaction was wondering whether the girl was real or chalk!

    Thanks for keeping us entertained and informed with this site. I look forward to the new images daily.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Man I love these things.
    I prefer the ice one compared to the lava, but it might just be the ambiance and whats included around it.

  23. Anonymous says:

    personaly, I like the lava one better but this one is amazing!

  24. Ellen says:

    This is soooo cooooool. (Pun intended).

  25. Anonymous says:

    Very good!
    Cool to have a glimpse at the making too!

  26. Victoria says:


  27. Strawberry says:

    This one freaks the heck out of me. I like it.
    It’s so realistic.
    Both are great.

  28. tauqir says:

    excellent work.

  29. t money says:

    This is pretty nice. Gotta go with the fire one though a little better. Maybe im just a fan of fire but i like the job on both of them.

  30. Anonymous says:

    the last picture looks like there is a vortex in front of the tent

  31. ilenefouru says:

    I love these they are great. I wish I could see this in person.

  32. FaQ says:

    Oh wow, this one’s even more stunning than the lava one, considering how much harder it is to represent ice on a two-dimensional plane than fire.

  33. little miss frenchie ;) says:

    thats awesome i would like to visit there and take a kewl photo “falling” into it lol

  34. Briezzy says:

    I love both of the images, but if I have to pick a favourite one, I pick this one, I feel it is much higher quality and seems ‘more realistic’ when looking at it. Thanks again for sharing, I love this site!

  35. Bex says:

    Damn, that must have taken ages! Thats pretty fantabulas! lol thats friggen great!

  36. SuperSandro says:

    Straordinari artisti: meritano di essere nominati uno per uno.

    Extraordinary artists! I should like to see their names and photos.

    PS: Am I the only italian visitor?

  37. Anonymous says:

    what the…i have your widget in my pc and it displayed this pic which i thought was real.


    i love your site.


  38. Dontremb says:


    Just one problem. Total Photoshop. I’m an expert in Photoshoppnessing, and have been doing it for about 85 years, and I have specialized knowledge (that you should take my word for) that proves these are fake.

  39. Mr Munnings says:

    Look at the first one, notice the guy to the right, he has a shadow to the right of the picture.
    So where’s the girls shadow?

  40. Anonymous says:

    I really like this one! Its amazing! Keep up the great work.

    Greetz Jolien

  41. me says:

    I like this better than the lava (so cool!)

  42. Anonymous says:

    I am always amazed!

  43. Johnny D says:

    post nine said the “f” word and should be removed.

  44. Nick Jonas says:

    Wow Ive seen WAYY better!!

  45. Anonymous says:

    Im super glad you included the side view and the pictures when he first started. I always want to see a different angle on these because you never see how they do them, and other angles are never included. But this one is amazing and I don’t know which one I like better, probably the lava one because there are more places to put people in the picture. Thanks and keep up the good work I love this site!

  46. J says:

    WOW! I love this! This is my favourite, better than the lava (which was hot water not lava) illusion and basically all of the sidewalk drawings I’ve seen.

  47. Anonymous says:

    I am amazed. GOOD JOB BUDDY !

  48. Anonymous says:

    nice, imagine if this was on a highway/street! CRASH! lol

  49. Anonymous says:

    this one is way better, but the are both so awesome!

  50. Anonymous says:

    this is a job well done way to go,,,,Now can you please draw this at all those peoples houses that are saying things about the green house effects so they shut up and we can deal with real problems like getting people jobs

  51. 3D Floorgraphics says:

    Awesome work ! Though i still wished that these oversized chalk drawing could be seen as a 3D motif without a camera lens like the ones from Shapeshifter Media ( http://www.shapeshiftermedia.com ).

  52. AGS says:

    Very cool!!

  53. marlo123 says:

    it´s wonderful.
    first I thought that it was a real gorge and that you had photoshopped the people in the picture.
    but when I read the lines I thought whaa this man is a real fantastic and a great artist.

  54. Heijru says:


  55. Anonymous says:

    For some reason I have not received new illusions since you added the digg button. Last illusion received through the yahoo widget was the 100 famous people in history. I love this site and have passed it on to many! Keep up the great work.

  56. Anonymous says:

    awesome, and i mean the real definition not the trite one: as in awe, in in in awe

  57. Christine says:

    I love to sidewalk chalk illusions. While there have been several examples of them, they are probably my favorite type of illusions on this site.

  58. Anonymous says:

    I’ve seen people like this. They create soooo many cool 3d illusions like this.

  59. Anonymous says:

    i like these better than most of the julian beever sidewalk illusions actually

  60. Ice says:


    but the people in the first two photos ruin how good and realistic it looks in those photos.

  61. Anonymous says:

    I found ‘the making of’ this 3D chalk drawing on youtube:


  62. Anonymous says:

    oh my gawd… this is like pure genius!

  63. Nadine Kala says:

    check out this awesome talent….

  64. Facebook User says:

    The last one looks like they’re pulling into the tent, like a BIIIG dropcloth…

  65. ashley says:

    o mah gawd dey got power of jesus

  66. FishDoc says:

    Where can I see these sidewalks in person?

  67. jadeblk says:

    the chalk drawing was breath taking. if i were there i really would have been scared to walk on it. that’s so amazing

  68. Michael Joseph Casey says:


  69. tuti says:

    Amazing! If only we can change the world by painting, Global Warming can be stopped easily by painting trees ….

  70. Millie is da bomb digidy. ily Kathryn says:

    tHAT would of taken ages 2 do

  71. anonymous says:


  72. Delishia Harding says:

    That must of took ages 2 do but it amazing

  73. lolipop101 says:

    this is incredible good job

  74. ms.wow says:

    i am very impressed i would love one of them outside my home!

  75. luvs ya boo says:

    me 2..i would feel like i would fall…luvs ya boo u know who im talking’bout

  76. makayla says:

    cool! it looked like the girl was falling off of it

  77. retard says:

    i can do better

  78. caitlyn says:

    wow. this is so cool! it looks absolutely amazing. @retard: yeah, right. that’s why you call yourself retard.

  79. floor decals says:

    The problem is :
    3D design of that size cannot be perceived by the human eye when you stand in front of them.
    It only works through a camera as human see in a stereoscopic way.
    3D floor decals only work at small sizes for the human eye, when you stand on the same ground level.

  80. Mary says:

    thats kinda creepy

  81. Unknown says:

    Hey guys, the last picture had a women’s face

    • Mushberry says:

      i din saw the woman in the last picture, but i could say if you row your mouse down, you should say the picture is turning smaller, but it’s just the same size.

  82. frances says:


  83. frances says:

    this is amazing!!!!!

  84. Mr.Chicken Wing says:

    sidewalk chalk, but very AWESOME!

  85. Grace says:


  86. Azyy says:

    damn, it’s freaking me out!

  87. Petemoss says:

    Edger Muller is a badass artist! A true master with chalk.

  88. cool froggy says:

    Our art teacher was inspired by this and were makin really small ones oon card those rods are the for perspective.. but u alredy knew that :P its really fun but takes ages how long did he take to draw it :)
    Best artist ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 ahhhhhh

  89. brainy ballerina says:

    this is abslutely amazing!!!!!!! i greatly appreciate art of this quality. I have been practicing my art skills too. im only thirteen but i know i can never be as incredible as who ever created this! hahaha

  90. Bijaya Kumar Shrestha says:

    very very impressive art and photo. thanks

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