Portuguese artist Odeith is a master of illusion art. Using spray paint, he’s able to add visual depth to flat surfaces. The resulting images seem so realistic, it’s hard to believe that they’re all just a painted illusion. His latest triumph transforms an isolated cement structure in an abandoned warehouse into a wrecked school bus. The mind-blowing illusion is so real, it’s causing a sensation online.
Odeith’s bus appears perfectly at home in the mostly empty environment and, at first glance, simply seems like a discarded vehicle sitting in a deserted space. It’s only when you look at the “before” photograph that you realize this isn’t a vehicle at all. And upon closer inspection, the viewer can truly appreciate the technical skill necessary to pull off this transformation.
Odeith began by teasing his followers, posting a photo of the block-like structure and asking people to guess what he’d be changing it into with paint. People didn’t have to wait long to see what he’d come up with, as just three days later he unveiled his masterpiece. The graffiti artist’s attention to detail is unmatched, with him even painting the proper shadow of the bus on the wall, according to how the sun filters through the open roof.
Photographs of the work in progress show how he manages to build up the illusion using black spray paint to create outlines and mark points where perspective lines should converge. Yet, even with seeing how the work comes together, the precision with which Odeith paints makes his work is beyond words. There’s no doubt that Odeith has solidified his position as the top illusionist in the graffiti world today.
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