What you see below is the portrait of Marvel Comic’s superhero, The Thing. I believe he is one of the Fantastic Four. This has to be one of the best examples of trompe l’oeil I’ve ever seen. The mural was drawn by Justen Ladda in 1981, at PS 37 in the Bronx – New York. If you jump inside the article, you can see more examples of Justen’s work, along with “Side View” photos of The Thing and others to see how they were done. In my opinion this is truly awesome. I imagine a projector was used and the spots were filled in, which isn’t exactly easy, but probably easier than manually figuring out what paint goes where. Some guys, like the sidewalk chalk guy, seem to do it from scratch, which is definitely talented!