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By on December 4, 2007, with 111 Comments

Every now and then we post amazing set of 3D sidewalk paintings done usually by chalk artist Julian Beever. These things never get old, and always manage to fascinate. I collected dozen of photos never before seen on this site, and integrated them in this article. All look amazing to me, but I liked the “World” one the best. Is it your favorite too? If I missed any of his creations, be sure to notify me, but before you do this, check if I already posted them to the “3D Sidewalk Art” category. Another thing I noticed, is that this particular artist always poses next to his creations (when finished) in a very original way! Stay fresh my friends, and if you liked this article please share it on the net!

  • Alexandra H.

    these drawings are absolutely phenomenal. this guy has amazing talent!! can someone tell me where they are? i noticed one of them was of a subway station in manhattan, the union square one. i live in new york city and would love to see them in real life–is that where they are? once again you have provided fantastic illusions!!

  • Yael Kostrinsky

    my fave was the fifth… it really looks like the girl is in mid-air. its amazing how you have to draw them really streched out and take the piicture at a certain angle.

    YAY FIRST!!!

  • Riffsan

    Wow! These are really great! I thought the robot one was the best. Cool. Keep up the updates.

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  • Anonymous

    these are so amazing! the second and third ones are my favorites

  • Anonymous

    Yay! First
    cool i like the 3rd 1 the best

  • Anonymous

    Julian Beever is a freaking GENIUS!!!

  • Anonymous

    sweet pure sweet

  • Me

    1st? Anyway, I love these, but one is an ad for mountain dew and the other for aveeno, but they are so cool!

  • Zipper

    Wow, those are incredible.

  • Xunto

    I really love the first, the robot, and the pool!

  • Anonymous

    sweet paintings. Sure got some talent.

  • BamBam

    Absolutely amazing. Best images on this site so far. Thank you for the pleasure.

  • Gonzo

    Wow awesome!!

  • Surreal_Koala

    These are unbelievably cool, as always. My favorite, however, it still the Batman and Robin one from the earlier set.

  • Anonymous

    amazing! is the only word that comes to mind

  • purplejo

    Julian’s paintings are absolutely amazing. Hope to see one in real life one day. Check out his website too, very cool stuff!!

  • bobbit

    these are awsome especiall the one with people climing out of the hole

  • Govinda

    I’m the first to say this is unreal.Your mind is not in the world, the world is in your mind.

  • Anonymous

    Haha WOW!!! Those are awesome!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow.. i just love seeing these things ^_*

  • Lily

    It’s interesting that you have to be at just the right angle to see it properly, I really like the illusion, nice artwork!

  • Julie

    I love the little girl and the frog! Heck, I love all of them!!! I love seeing new work by this guy. Keep posting!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I have no words. These are absolutely amazing pieces of artwork. Great job. Beyond words of creativity!

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  • Anonymous

    That is amazing!! It goes to show there are some really really talented people in the world =)! I’ve never seen art like it… Love it!

  • smallwunder

    Fascinating…simply fascinating.

  • reiryan

    Ay, there not that great. I could do better. Ha

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely AMAZING!!!

  • Bryan Fulton

    Your work is absolutely amazing! Where are you located I am the Talent Coordinator for All Star Talent and I know we could definitely use your skills around the SC area! Give me an e-mail : Bryan@AllStarTalents.com if you are interested.

    –Bryan Fulton

  • Anonymous

    these are amazing, wish i could draw like that!! these guys don’t get enough credit for things when they are out street painting, but hats off i say!

  • Anonymous

    These are awesome. Holy JEZ

  • Anonymous

    Duuuude- that robot holding the mountain dew is sooooo doope. Really sick product placement!

  • le

    Please, please, tell us where we can see these……not just on a computer screen.

  • RandomBlood


    i don’t know what more to say except I SO WISH I HAD THAT TALENT!!

  • Anonymous

    these irritate me for some reason but they are really cool! where can i find a picture of one these where the picture has been taken so that it doesn’t look “real”

  • bennettjamin

    omfg these are great. These make leanardo da vinchi look like an ametuer

  • Anonymous

    i was there to see the 3rd one!!!!!!!

  • jpople288

    those are amazing!!! i bet he’d get mad if it started raining right before he finished…

  • Flower Power

    I’ve seen sidewalk paintings in Bellingham and Port Townsend, these however, take the cake. I love illusions of space–crawling out of a hole for instance. As an artist myself, I wonder how it is to spend so much time and then have the elements take it away. Perhaps it’s like the monks making those intricate sand–or is is colored rice–paintings. Bravo!

  • Flower Power

    I’ve seen sidewalk paintings in Bellingham and Port Townsend, these however, take the cake. I love illusions of space–crawling out of a hole for instance. As an artist myself, I wonder how it is to spend so much time on a drawing and then have the elements take it away. Perhaps it’s like the monks making those intricate sand–or is is colored rice–paintings. Bravo!

  • Anonymous

    these are amazing and very phenominal..i love them all.they all look so realistic..if a can meet the creator of these drawings…i would really want to know how they possibly did these beautiful drawings..

  • seanki

    freakingly cool!

  • Anonymous

    My jaws were wide open really unbilieveable….art better than anyother rubbish paintings….keep up the good work…..

  • Anonymous

    These people are wonderful!! Is there some kind of award we can give!!!

  • Victoria

    Very good!!!!! I love Optical Illusions!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I really love all the paintings, Julian is a genius. I’d like Julian visit Latin America.

  • suman

    very very very………………..nice

  • Anonymous

    Simply stunning.

  • Anonymous

    the mountain dew one is horrible

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow the artist is so talented,
    i wonder how long this must have taken to draw?

  • Anonymous

    This man, Great!

  • Anonymous

    this man so great!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    this is super cl i wonder if i can do this too maybe my art teacher can!!!hi guys now bye bye!!

  • Ben

    Takes a certain type of mind to be able to visualise something so accurate, whilst having to draw a completely different image on the floor!

  • jerry spinler

    Mr. Beaver you are f**king amazing!!!!

  • Anonymous

    they’re amazing!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    these were painted by chalks? so after rain all will be gone? Is it that’s why many can’t locate the painting ??

  • Anonymous

    These are absolutely AMAZING! I can’t get over how cool these are!
    Great Job!

  • Anonymous

    These chalk drawings are very nice, but they only last as long as weather and pedestrian permit. and he creates these illusions by looking through the scope of his camera after every line he makes to create the optical illusion.

  • Unknow

    Thats so nice i love something like that i hope something like that come in Germany too.

  • Kristobelle

    I LOVE HIM!!

  • Kristobelle


  • http://www.moillusion.com alice

    I have many more photos to send you, but need your direct e-mail address.

  • gary

    This art is worth funding by the goverment. It is pleasant to look at and does not offend anybody.Thanks.

  • jayesh sony

    v.good *****

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Ryan/693627425 James Ryan


  • Wil B.

    Man! I don’t know how you can do the works you do, but I find them amazing. The depth you put into each one, it looks like you could just step off into picture. Cool

  • Cathy Bolin

    I would pay for a huge sinkhole to be painted in the middle of my asphalt driveway. BUT, in real paint that would be permanent. The number of vehicles that use it for turnarounds are ruining it early, and I can’t afford replacement.

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  • Tanner Spears

    man, i like the transformer, and the lady in the pool :D

  • Tanner Spears

    … and the first one is sweet too!

  • Tanner Spears

    … ok, they all rock the house! :D

  • ian

    yo this sso sick

  • madeline

    yo this is awesome! i want to learn to do it!

  • jana

    wow he’s great..i have some of his works on my phone and everytime i look at it,i feel inspired. i want to learn how to do it.

  • Nancy

    How do we know where to find him?

  • guijgf

    the one with the US flag it’s incredible!!! look at the bottom of it! he did make somehow some ondulations in there!!

  • Jane

    That was FONAMALLY DONE! IT WAS OUTSTANDING INCREDABLE! Really there are NO words to describe the wonderfullness of this!! GREAT JOB!!!! A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • christian gibson

    you paint incredible and i want to paint like you could you paint someone playing guitar sitting down

    • Bob the Builder

      paint? thats chalk buddy. better hope it doesnt rain soon!!

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    they are damn good

  • sanjay dhiman

    these painting are mind blasting….it actualy looks real to me!!!

    • Lilith

      That’s chalk not paint

  • Quentin Wimby

    U better not have a drink and look at these paintings. Lol

  • dilila

    its funny how noone is steping in the hole ones!!!!!

  • Mike McGowan

    These are truly amazing! I have never seen anything like them- and I am only looking at pictures. I would love the opportunity to see them in person. He should do them across the country/ world in a cordoned off area and charge people to see them. I sure would pay if I could find them!!

  • bigdog

    need to leave some permanent drawings at tourist attractions nation wide….

  • kiralyn wadman

    love the amazing art and love drawing i have never seen a drawing like these before!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mart-Molina/100000303321800 Mart Molina

      yah,….its,so amaze//../

  • http://thaicookery.co.uk Nong

    You are my the best artist,

  • Ian Crossan

    Hi Julian, been seeing your work crop up from time to time. Youve come a long way from performing handstands in the art room. I really like your work, just wanted to tell you.
    Ian Crossan

  • Sammers

    wow amazing!!!

  • meighan hibbert

    wow this guy is amazing wow your so talented!!!!!!!!!!

  • pie

    that is the best art work in the would i <3 you beever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are a amazing artist……….

  • pie

    i love beever……… and i love his artwork tooooooo <3…………

  • vcg

    i like the 1st one! ^^

  • wdt

    I never thought this was possible, I mean I’ve seen it on paper and i’m like i’ll be able to do that if i practice but when I’ve seen Julian’s drawings i said to myself whoa is he the best drawer in the world or the best anamorphic.

  • john

    I only wish I knew what my talent was. Im going to die not knowing but thats ok Im happy i just have to keep trying to guess. Love your work.

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  • erin8ball

    i bet thease don’t look 3D when your atuly there. don’t pictures all ways have distoretion. still good art.

  • Hipster

    wooow, those are soo amazing! but are they real chalk? because that would suck if you worked super hard on that for weeks.. and then it rained the next day

  • TRussert

    Totally mind blowing incredible talent talent! In a class all bu itself. Thank you Julian! One of the rare examples of man that doesn’t destroy.

  • Christopher

    wow so very cooooooool !

  • Ravneet Saggu

    its osume, i’m big fan of ur art like this. I m also want to lern known the techeks of this art.

  • kebdahl

    Thank you. Fascinating.

  • Anonamis

    These drawings r awesome

  • Lauren Bradley

    Thanks for putting these together, you are correct, they never get old!

  • Eileen

    Where does he do this?