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By on July 29, 2010, with 55 Comments

If you thought 3D chalk drawings were dead, then think again! They’re back baby, and they’re here to stay! It has passed so much time since we last talked about them, the irony is we probably need to re-introduce Julian Beever, a pioneer artist when it comes to anamorphic pavement art. Which of these few drawings you find the most realistic? Could any of them fool you if you encountered them in real life? Which one did you find the most interesting? Tell me, tell me…

  • Elijah

    I love these.

    First! :P

  • http://yahoo.com :)

    pretty cool :)

  • ruby

    i think the fourth one (gordon brown)isn’t the most realistic, but it’s by far the best.

  • anonymous

    to me, the second one looked the most realistic.

  • Care Bear

    Beautiful. Boggles the mind.

  • Greeng13

    D water one with the big-headed freak would have foled me preaty well! I fal really easily 4 dis kind of stuff.

  • becca

    thts cool

  • MartistM

    The covered image is great. Even knowing the illusions, I thought on first glance it was waiting to be uncovered to expose the image. All are great images.

  • http://nagfa.blogspot.com nagfa

    Nice set, this.

    The brilliance of the hidden Mona Lisa one is in how Julian made the sidewalk tiles work in the illusion. The tiles came of ‘natural’, as seen through the transparency of the film / plastic.

  • Dustin

    The one with the bird landing in the water really had me there for a second. I think this type of art is awesome.

  • Jacob

    nice! i think the piping one seemed the most realilistic

  • Brad

    Good stuff! This is what i like to see here :) Keep it up ;)

  • Hello

    coool!it looks like it’s real i’m nearly fooled

  • anon

    I’ve seen better, and what the hell is wrong with that second picture? it looks like the wrong perspective to me.

  • himcules

    simply genius

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anadi-Kulkarni/642890304 Anadi Kulkarni

    These are so good! I really like the last 2. And the mona lisa one looks the most likely to stump me if I ran into it on the street.

  • The Ultimate Illusion

    i love the underground city one

  • Latisha


  • peace-angel

    You never grow tired of looking at these, such awesome detail.

  • qwertyuiop

    i like the bird one and the skyscraper one

  • Grace

    i personally liked the first one and the last three the best…. i thought they were most realistic… :)

  • Lol

    i like the one where it looks like they a pooring money into a drain XD, probably because it looks the most believeable.

  • Siona

    In the first one, the actual edging and tunnel part looked very realistic but the man looked too much like a drawing to be real. I liked them all, ecspecially the last 2!

  • psb

    The last one gets my goat with the kid standing on the edge, I can’t hardly believe the others. The plastic covered Mona Lisa is very good, I’d probably look twice. Still, even tho I wasn’t fooled, what an artist!

  • Christopher Jarvis

    These are really good! We need some for tomorrow! The fly spray? The piles of gold? Redo them!!!!!!!!

  • Florin793

    The nr.4 (election)pic is the best!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lasse-Kiilerich/742482478 Lasse Kiilerich

    As always with Beaver – Like it!

    But it would be nice, if i is possible to see the paintings from other angles! How does it look from the other sides??
    Anyone know any links to pictures like that?

  • Carl Buck


  • enjoynature

    I like the pond/shore drawing. Notice the reflection of a house and tree that’s not there.

  • jerosite

    I think the Levi’s one is the best!

  • Joann

    All drawings are AWESOME!!!

    Each one a stroke of genious…..

  • Valerie

    As usual this guy is fantastic! I love them all but my favourite is the one with the baby peering over the side. Yes I know that it is not real but there is no way that would walk on any of them. Too SCARED!

  • Quangdao

    Is that kid about to jump of that building in the fifth one? I’m pretty sure she knows it’s fake because of the angle she’s at.

  • Chad

    Dang, all those are EXCELLENT. I think the pipe one is the most realistic but they all look real. But I think I like the water one the best. The water looks so real.

  • woah

    The second last one was REALLY cool.

  • Eric G Haverkamp

    Absoluteley BRILLIANT!

  • Cockney Cowboy

    Just the best

  • Brian Peralta

    whats with the fourth one? whos the man in the costume suppose to be? anyways i like the one about the underground pipes

  • josephine

    I like the other guy better


    that one with the man and the girl about to jump off the building is creeping me out…im gonna have nightmares… oh and i really like this website :D

  • mnady

    lol all them would fool me i would be scared of the building

  • anon

    to iamcheese: i reckon the girl’s looking down, not jumping off bulidings.

    i reckon the pipes are the most realistic!!1

  • tert


  • Brassrhino

    Thumbs Up if you thought it said “Justin Beever”! Wait, wut?

  • laney

    so cool

  • Bee

    AWWW. the little girl on the 5th 1 makes it sooo cuteee

  • Anonymous

    The problem with the second question is the fact that you don’t know which side of the picture you will see first. The trick with these is that you have to come in at a certain side and angle to see the picture.

  • Sharron Michael

    Love ’em all but Mona Lisa is my favorite. Please keep up the good work.

  • hi there

    I like the one on the bottom left cuz the little child really thinks it is 3D and looks like he/she is looking down which really adds to the 3D-ness of it.

  • Ross Hill

    Am i the only one who sees “Justin Bieber” when you glance at his name? That’s an optical illusion in itself!

  • laura

    hi i thing the last image is the best

  • justin

    would laughf

  • justin

    i see justin biebers name to lol omg int wtf fmb gyauh laghf out loud oh my gosh what the fuck fuck me baby get your ass up here thats what these all mean lol nice street drawing

  • johnny_depp_fan

    Man, I wish I had the talent to create this kind of art ! ! !

    This is another ” type ” of my favorite illusions ! ! !

    Well done to the artist(s). Excellent work ! !

  • Taylor

    Yeah u great u good just like u know u should