Chalk Drawing Illusions

Check out this chalk drawing illusion of a Sony Vaio Laptop computer. Looks like the top part of the screen is just jumping off the sidewalk! More Pictures Inside this article! All of these pictures were done by Julian Beever, so be sure to visit his website regullary for more of his wonderfull work!

It’s hard to believe there is no water on the sidewalk below! The hose, drain, puddle… everything is painted on the sidewalk by Julian!

Is that guy spraying chalk fixative onto that fly… or is it another Chalk Drawing Illusion? That’s pretty incredible, but I think you’ll find that some of the other artists captured the optical illusion even more realistic!

This could certainly be the best self portrait I have ever seen.Imagine how long it took the artist to figure out exactly how to do this in perspective. It would surely have been great to see this art exibit in person!

This is an amazing optical illusion picture of a woman swimming in the pool, sipping her coke. Check out the artist as he is just about to jump right into the painting! Yet another Magic Trick

Although the seal doesn’t look incredibly realistic, it sure looks like it is popping up out of the water handing the artist a fresh cola after days of hard work.

How would you like to be walking down the sidewalk and then suddenly fall into a hole like these guys? Take a little closer look at who has fallen into the hole. It’s tough to tell but it looks like George W. Bush and John Major, the former British Prime Minister have fallen into the hole…. and is that Tony Blair looking into the camera? Regardless, this sidewalk optical illusion is just downright incredible!

152 Replies to “Chalk Drawing Illusions”

  1. SOOOO NICE! But the seal one looks as if the coke seems deflated.

    But the last one rocks! VERY REAL!

  2. After seeing this I feel like living on the pavement with the people who made these incredible paintings

  3. The entire site is incredible – and thank goodness there are people who create such wonderful things and there are people who can bring these to all the world
    Thank you very very much

  4. The last one is John Major and Paddy Ashdown falling down a hole, overlooked by Tony Blair. You say it might be tough to tell, but 2 minutes research, and any knowledge outside your own country would make it clear. If you don’t know, don’t just make bad guesses.

  5. I am trying to track down the owner of these photographs, specifically the photographer of the SEAL drawing. I would love to use within a national magazine. Or, does anyone know who the artist is???

  6. The Artists Name Is Julian Beever and his website is first if you google for him…

    if possible include my website in your magazine :)



  7. i think your art work is awsome.
    it seems like if you walked on top of the well you would fall.
    p.s. your chalk work is awsome.

  8. how do u even comprehend what to draw and where to draw it and how to draw it, thats just crazy, my favorite is the puddle and the drain. AAAHHHH its too crazy

  9. i even thoght that the hose reel thing and the hose, in the puddle and drain drawing, was real ahhhhh crazy

  10. The impermanence and effervacent quality of the work makes it that much more special.When the rains come it will all be washed away. Nothing lasts forever hence the beauty is in the moment..

  11. It’s so great, but some illusions are not realistic.
    If they put more effort on it, it would be a great
    illusions. But everybody will surprise!!:p

  12. these were mostly done by a proffesional artist that is hired by big company’s for advertising his name is Julian Beever.
    and he especiales in Pavement chalk trompe l’oeil.

  13. i got this in an email from my mom i love these they r just like really awesome!!! i love the last 1 gosh ppl are so creative!!!

  14. wow… those are really great… I would love to be able to do something like that… but then again there art gets stepped all over when they leave…

  15. i love the art that these people do !!!! it iz absalutly incredable !!!! if any body wants 2 know the name it is Julian Beever!!!! search his name on google :D :D :D :D plzzzz!!!!

  16. I’ve seen some other chalk drawings in person! During the Omaha Art Festival, they have someone come and do them every year. They’re so cool!

  17. i agree with u all – truely impressive. Anonymous, i bet your dad CANT do better.

    i checked out his website which is also super kl!!!!

  18. Love the hosepipe one. In my eyes, these are great examples of what modern art is all about. Mind you, I suppose most of the wonderful stuff on this website is.

  19. Oh my gosh that is by far the coolest thing I have ever seen! I love checking out art and especially that kind! AWESOME!!!!

  20. Impressive art, but weirder is the long comment list.

    Why do people feel compelled to leave an 88th comment to the effect of “neat – well done”

    Particularly when the artists don’t see the comments, but rather some guy who posted them does.

    We’ve created a strange place in the web.

  21. I’m doing exactly the same as yo mom… This blog is amazing… and this painting… I just hope can see one of this “face2face” someday…

  22. omg, these are truly amazing! i hope u do more in the future and post them, beccause i cant wait to see more!!! WOW!

  23. Amazing stuff! I reckon it’s Charles Kennedy and John Major (the 2 guys Blair beat to become Prime Minister in 1997) falling down the hole. It would be great to have a Blair/Bush hole, though!

  24. Hmm…not half bad. Though, I must admit, I can do better than some of these guys. What am I saying? I HAVE done better than some of them. Though, each time I get done my best ones, it rains. Must be bad karma…

  25. oh man are these are real!
    they just freak me out,how an
    artist can creat such a wonderful work.
    i just want to salute this man.
    really unbelievable work

  26. you have to see the last one in a perspective so that (the guy self portrait- it is painted in halves. part on the fountain, and part on the ground) to see the illusion. It is like the one where the ripples are paintes on a building.

  27. This is awesome! I sent this site an idea for a post and he actually posted it! This site rocks! And it kills down time at work!
    As a graphic designer I run across a lot of this stuff. I found this guy a few years ago and always remember him every time I see an optical illusion.
    Good stuff, glad you guys like it!

  28. WOW!! this is scetchy
    this would be an amazing way to ask someone somthing lmao
    you should come to Ontario and draw one of these
    your idels
    robby and emmy
    robby emmy out!

  29. Ben Glenn is an awesome artist…negative comments are from those who aren’t kind, nor do they know talent…His is definitely given to him from God..May he continue his ministry…Way to go Ben…God Bless you. Jean

  30. you rock i love you chalk drawings i love 3d you realy rock when i frist saw it i thought wow thanks for your time.

  31. i know they are all fake but if i were to see the last one i would be scare to death to walk over it. i would think i might fall in to the abbise hahahahahaha

  32. These artists are AMAZING!!! I saw this once in Toronto Canada. This guy does GREAT work as well. H’es called the “Chalkmaster” Look him up,and tell him Bootsie sent you!
    Entertainment Only.

  33. These are so crazy! i could never ever draw something like that! these people are so talented… can’t even describe how beutiful and unique they are either!

  34. i love drawings on sidewalks like this 1 cuz it makes everyone whose not paying attention want 2 naturally go around it (which makes me laugh) but then when some stands in the middle everyone notices the drawing & how well done it is p.s. i became i fan in 5th grade cuz my art teacher showed some pics & EVERYONE was awe struck

  35. These are extraordinary – I never get tired of looking at them – I would love to see them being drawn – I have always seen the finished work of art – in my opinion – this is the most incredible art form out! I wouldn’t know where to start and I am fairly creative! Congratulations to all the artists – keep up this Divine occupation!

  36. Do you know what site I can go on to find out how I can draw these ground illusions? I really want to find out how to draw them! Please reply back to me! Thanks

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