This Street Artist Transforms Cement Blocks into Mind-Blowing Illusions

Illusion Art by Odeith

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.

Scroll down to see even more of Odeith's amazing 3D art.

Graffiti artist Odeith transformed an ordinary cement structure into something extraordinary using spray paint.

Illusion Art by Odeith

By building up the drawing and marking out perspective points…

3D Street Art Illusion by Odeith

The cement block slowly transformed into a wrecked school bus.

Odeith 3D Perspective Art

The work once again proves that the Portuguese artist is a master of illusions.

Odeith School Bus Illusion

Here's even more of Odeith's incredible 3D street art.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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