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By on January 31, 2009, with 48 Comments

No Julian Beever this time, but what we have here is one bad-ass 3D pavement chalk drawing. Edgar Mueller is responsible for today’s illusion. I’m not sure what you think, but seems these chalk drawings surpassed Julian’s artwork by more than an inch. Our looks fall for what was once a quite normal street of a German, medium-sized town. Immediately an apocalyptic scene offers itself to the observer. The floor bursts, and lava flows into a raging sea. There is a disaster in town, where cars ran once and people followed their daily routine. Nothing is like it once was. The superior elemental force forces its way. But as it is with most stuff on this site, appearances are deceptive. Only if one looks from right point of view, Muellers three-dimensional painting becomes perfect disaster illusion. If you noticed, there is a water flowing in the center of the street, I just can’t figure what the hell it has to do with the lava theme? Check Edgar’s flooded street, when you’re finished here.




  • mike

    Thats cool, would love to see what it looks like from another angle

  • -VakamaFan-

    That is awesome. Love to see more.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not lava; it’s supposed to be an earthquake in which water has flooded the chasm.

  • Heijru

    oooooooh pwetty =3
    thanks for showing all these awesome illusions ^^

  • Lynn LaFleur

    Absolutely amazing! I love these kinds of pictures.

  • Billy

    That must have taken forever to make. But, it was worth it.

  • Anonymous

    The manhole cover kind of ruins the illusion.

  • Butler

    thatz awesome, but i agree with mike, iwonder what i would look like from another angle??

  • Anonymous

    Again with the bad influence? I am pretty dissapointed… Although the illusion is cool, remember to watch out for the younger audiences! The painted body illusion had some inappropriate photos and now you are swearing… Please watch it!

  • Heather

    Could a fooled me. Looks computer generated, and then you see the before and after. It’s very explosive and i love the talent this person has. You definitely need to have an imagination to pull something like this off

  • Anonymous

    a really good way to tell its a painting is… you can see one of the man hole covers….

  • Jesse

    interesting. would have mistaken it for a photomanip if not for being able to see the manhole cover.

  • Edgar

    First impression, without reading the text is like: Mmmh… Nice photoshopping… But than… :-).
    Absolutely amazing, what a piece of art!!!

  • Pingu

    THE TOP ONE IS SO BELIEVABLE!!
    please post more of these

  • Anonymous

    This is great, things like this should make a TV-program of this…with illusions and how to make it…..GREAT

  • Elliebabe

    Wow ! is that chalkwork ?
    to Anonymous it is lava just the lava has sharply melted some bits!!

  • Bonnise

    omg love this one. can you do more of these? they are frekin awesome. i told my friend to put this on her gmail also! youre right to soay it kicks a$$. good job, artist!
    bonnise bruten

  • Anonymous

    WOW!!! even if i knew that it was chalk i still would not dare to walk in the middle off the street!!

    (P.S. theres a kid and his mom standing by a window thet kinda ruin some of the illusion.)

  • sumlikeithaute

    The sewer near one of the broken formationa kind of give it awy but overall amazing 3D street painting!

  • FaQ

    I believe I am officially addicted to your website.

    Great drawing, this one. But yeah, I don’t think it’s lava; it’s an earthquake.

  • LiMaX

    Awesome… amaizing… I can’t say no more words… :O

  • Anonymous

    tHIS WAS THE BEST ONE YET!

  • Strawberry

    Now that is talent!

  • delaney

    lol soo cool

  • almost_Giovanni

    imagine driving up to this at night, you would get a real shock! tehe

  • whahahaha laaavaaa

    laaavaaa
    laaavaaa :)
    i want to fall in the laaavaa

  • Anonymous

    It looks like a one-way street in the opposite direction from the illusion perspective. Notice the traffic signs all point away on bnoth sides of the street. Maybe from the driving perspective the illusion is not as scary.

  • Dee

    Looks more like photoshop than chalk…

    Agree with the swearing – can’t forward this like I would have liked…

  • Anonymous

    I love the guy in the top picture (way in the back) who is walking on water. Hee-hee.

  • Anonymous

    From another angle, it’s just a really loooong stretched out lava/water flow

  • Stryker

    I love the sidewalk chalk drawings most of all illusions. Please tell me where I could find a book of these masterpieces, if one exists. Love It

  • Briezzy

    I have seen images like this before, thanks for showing how they are made!

  • Anonymous

    wow…

    THAT IS UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!!!!!

    SHOW ME MORE!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    J.R.

    IT LOOKS SO REAL ITS UNBELIEVABLE AND WHAT A TALENT THIS ARTIST HAS, IT’S A GIFT YOU ARE BLESSED WITH IT

  • Anonymous

    in the 1st picture, in the far distance is a man walking ON AIR!!! lol painted air

  • Thats looks sooooo cool, lol. Everyone was trying to make their way to the other side. It looks to realistic.

  • these are awsomee but the last ones crap x

  • girlie

    for one that would take days of planing and the days it would days of drawing so it would take a week just about to do even one of the draw more depending the size!

  • ilikeillusions

    that is an earthquake scene not lava

  • philthy12

    what swearing are you people referring to? if its the “what the hell” in the paragraph, you all need to go back to the amish country if you think that’s swearing

  • Bureaulamp

    wow it’s just crazy how far he kept drawing!

  • omfg i wanna go there :)

  • Angel

    Hahaha, I Saw This On Facebook.

  • gggfefqgr

    new ones way better

  • Thundersong

    THAT FIRST ONE IS JUST FREAKY

  • Grace

    This dude rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!

  • superlegion

    NOOOOOOO!!! I’M FALLING!!! I’M FALLING IN…chalk?

  • THAT IS SOOOOO WICKED!!!!!!!!

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