A Beautiful Peacock That Isn’t


I hope you had a great time playing with our previous illusion, as I think it’s one of the best we’ve featured lately. Today I bring you this beautiful Peacock made by Cecelia Webber. Your assignment is to spot the illusion without me explaining any further. I will suppress myself from giving any clues, so no hints this time ;)

  • cgimusic

    That took me a while to see and I am still not sure I know what the feathers are made from. This is pretty amazing art.

    • Janet

      Once you realize those are not fruits it should fall into place.

    • Zippers, perhaps?

    • Penguin

      The circular things in the feathers are people holding the legs with their arms. We are looking down at them.

    • KK

      It’s made by multiple body parts.
      Mainly an eagle view to see a human.
      Hands are the peacock’s crown and the feathers’ ends.
      An arm is the neck.
      The yellow/green are butts. :P

    • C. Blue

      I think the feathers are made from the same thing the neck is made from.

    • Aniruddha

      The head of peacock is made from the hand of the artist with paint work upon it. Great art…

    • Hypersapien

      cgimusic, the blue spots on the feathers are a person, sitting down, hugging their knees to their chest, seen from above.

      I’m not sure what the green parts are, but I assume the whole thing is people or parts of people.

    • weebee

      more people

  • ALmiroQuai

    Body Paint + Photoshop.

    Enough Said.

  • Anonymous

    It is a hand… Easy…

  • F Pathan

    Face of the peacock is painted hand.

  • Karlos

    Hand and Human body?

  • Chris

    Found it

  • Imran Ansari

    Made using fruits.

    • Ko

      Yeah. “Apple bottoms”
      _ _
      ( * )

  • No One

    Blues are of an overview of a woman sitting with her legs folded into her chest with her arms about them. Head and neck are a blue hand and arm. Beak are a pair of crossed legs. The yellows are still questionable, but I can only guess hunched backs.

  • AM1

    The neck and head of the peacock is a painted hand- you can see the fingers forming the beak. Nice one.

  • Grifoware

    Very nice, arm and people crunched

  • Berek

    Definitely some photoshopping here, but it’s still cool.

  • Vishh

    I got it but should i disclose it..

  • Feathers made from fish bones!

  • Steven

    The feathers are made of the same thing as everything else!

  • Dave Swan

    Really? People, people, people! Come on now!

  • Al Loehndorf

    It looks to me as if we are looking down on a woman sitting with her arms embracing her knees, made from a painted hand which forms the peacock head. Impressive illustration.

  • OMG I SEE IT! They’re people! The blue things with the black middle are people, where the black is the hair. and the green stuff are arms. and the whole thing is made of people! and the light yellowy things that look like bread are backs, and the beak are legs as well, and the whole head + the beak is actually one person, and the neck is an arm and omg that’s amayyyyzing…

  • Etherimos

    I’m pretty sure the neck and head of the ‘bird’ are actually an arm and hand and not a bird at all.

  • Ed Hopkins

    It’s people! Soylent Peacock is made out of people. They’re making our art out of people. Next thing they’ll be breeding us as tiles for mosaics. You’ve gotta tell them. You’ve gotta tell them!

  • bamh

    Simple!! It is a whole bunch of people as the body, the “dots” on the feathers, and the face of the bird and than the neck is an arm.

  • mohammed

    the head and the neck are a hand of a man

  • lalee

    The head of the peacock is a painted human hand !!

  • lalee

    So are the feathers !!

  • briebird the kid

    o is it lik hand art?

  • jason

    there are apples and the face and beck is really a hand

  • Win Machielse

    It’s a palmtree.

  • tienuien

    Looks like another bodypaint job.

  • David

    Images of people from specific angles and all put together to make this amazing image

  • alexkandha

    it’s made from human limbs. head is made from hands, crescent is made from hands. tail is made from ass,feather more hands. :)

  • Annie

    It’s not **** in the ***, is it ?

  • Arabella

    The head is a hand and I’m not sure if the body is some type of fruit

  • Linda Muse

    Oh!! I see it!!

  • seve

    A lot of people on the picture!

  • Anonymous

    LOL, you try so hard to not give clues, Vuldrak, but I still clicked the two shortcuts to the epic body paint items. The Spots are HANDS!

  • Linda Bass

    The feathers are the same as the head and beak. Look closely. You’ll see. Painted bodies.

  • Mark Maguire

    I see the female form for the beak, and the pattern on the feathers are overhead shots of a head, shoulders, arms and knees tucked up towards the chin. Plus a forearm for the neck of the Peacock. The body of the Peacock looks like a bunch of apples, but it also looks like the backs and shoulders of people with their heads tilted forward out of view. Other than that, I’ve got nothin’.

  • Aneesa Lake

    The eyes of the feathers are human bodies, sitting up, holding their knees.

  • Imagination

    Hi, it took me a while like cgimusic but I notice the the head and neck of the peacock is actually someone’s hand and arm.

  • Annie

    It makes my head swim.

  • spellingmisstake

    It is all in the eye!

  • Mike
  • Janice

    A hand and part of the arm and I don’t know the rest help.

  • AXEL

    HANDle with care :) i like body art

  • Paul Johnson

    The head is an arm and hand, and r they apples behind?

  • Ande

    Spoiler alert:
    The back end is made out of upside down pears.
    The neck is a human arm, head is a hand holding something to make the beak.
    The feathers….no idea.

  • Xavier Kreiss

    Behind the bird : apples ? And the green part of the feathers might be leaves from a conifer ?

  • Cleo Rhea

    I don’t know what i’m looking for :/

  • pat wilson

    Think its a Christmas Tree with Woman bending over for ornaments,Lady laying in the eye of the peacock,Not sure about the blue, can’t make it out,but looks like to me base of the tree in blue, I see apples,and baby faces also.lol It’s a tough one. But good.

  • Cliking

    Human body. Blue one – top angle. Neck is hand.

  • GARY

    OK, out with it. I see Nuttin’.

  • The body looks like layered sliced pickles.

  • rozziewoo

    wow! is that a pineapple?? fantastic whoever did this is very talented! x

  • z2d4th

    hand paint pretending as peacock.

  • Fred

    Are those apples behind the colored hand ?

  • timbo

    I give up, what is it other than a peacock? Looks like it might be an arm with the thumb and forefinger touching to form an oval but what else?

  • Lulu

    Its body art as tags suggest.
    The eye of the peacock head of a lady when looked from above.

  • fgs

    I don’t get it?

  • giova

    body painting!!amazing

  • JC

    the answer can be seen through a zoom
    cool image


    I see fruit, and I think the green is pine. I give up? A fruit bird?

  • erin8ball

    sooooo cool!

  • Great illusion! Really got to hand it to you!

  • Liz

    I can’t figure it out??? Is there anywhere to find out what the illusion is? I’m not sleeping at night, I can’t concentrate this is driving me crazy. . .

    I need more than a hint!!!

  • Watcher

    If you visit the artists web site you can see that she does these with multiple images. Thus she photographs the shape then duplicates it to make the images she needs. The feathers are human arms and upper backs. The illusion is awesome but it is not just one sitting to make such a complex image.

  • wesone

    It is made up of a photomontage of people. Lots of photoshop.

  • Fran

    Took ages and originally I thought the peacock body was apples but no!! All the same “raw” material…..

  • Oh it looks too hard! I could not still find the illusion. Can anybody please help?

  • christppp

    Hand and Eyes~

  • Kwang Taek

    What a gorgeous portrayal of the peacock. It’s the blues for me.

  • Vincent

    You just gave a hint from the tags :P

  • ThaSandoman

    Wow! Possibly the best of this type I’ve seen!
    Very hard to pick with all those lines… Need to see the “making of” to fully comprehend this.

  • Rick M

    I can’t really see it, I would like a clue. The only thing I noticed was that the neck of the bird looks like someone’s arm, and the head is the hand; but it’s beak looks like a pair of crossed bare legs, on a much smaller scale. Cecilia has a website at http://ceceliawebber.com/

  • Cainmak

    The peacock itself is either two hands connected together or a sitting woman seen from above.

  • It’s a forearm and hand painted to resemble a peacock in front of a backdrop.

  • BriTam93

    Her hand is the Peacock head..Awesome!!

  • lol

    the face is a hand

  • 69Dragons

    I think the main part of the head is a painted hand, and the main part of the each feather is pine bough. However, the resolution of the photo (if indeed it is a photo) is not high enough figure out what makes up the spots.

    Love it!

  • Rik8266

    I see lots of naked ladies!

  • Matt

    Its made up of hands and a forearm. Very cool idea

  • Carl Fuglein

    I am absolutely clueless.

  • that’s a lot of people

  • yams

    I was stuck looking at this for a whole day…and I finally got it! Pretty amazing. The round part of the feathers are a view from above…exact same thing as the head and beak, only different size and colours…

  • MM

    The peacock head is a hand!! The beak is 2 fingers… although as cgimusic said, i’m not sure about the feathers…

  • NN

    The eyes on the feathers are women shown from above. The women have their arms wrapped around their knees and you see the top of their black hair/head. The yellow body is the back of a body, you see the rounded/indented buttocks and torso of the body.

  • suor de sapo

    The eye is an head, the beak crossed legs, and the long neck is an harm… Very poetic

  • Kirksey

    You already told us it wasn’t a peacock lol. That was a hint.

  • Abhishek

    those are hands
    see the top of the head

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