Edgar Mueller is the world's best pavement artist. He makes 2D art on the pavement in such a way that it looks 3D from certain angles. This can give you the illusion that you can fall through the earth.
Take a look at this website: http://www.metanamorph.com/. In this contest, your goal is to use a graphics program to manipulate an image of a street and give it a 3D illusion, similar to the ones that Mr. Mueller creates.
Required level: 8+ or higher. Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
lchappell: "a graphics program" look out ya'll ( 5 years and 1746 days ago )
downoffthedragon: Yeah! Another contest I suggested! Waah! I can't enter it because I don't have required skill level! ( 5 years and 1746 days ago )
downoffthedragon: I can't wait to see what people come up with! ( 5 years and 1746 days ago )
Geexman: an amazing artist! Another good street artist is Julian Beever, check out his "batman & robin"! heres a link to his pics too, be inspired!!! http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/pave.htm ( 5 years and 1746 days ago )
pearlie: Julian Beever is the artist whose work I have seen - simply amazing trompe l'oeil. ( 5 years and 1746 days ago )
langstrum: What he did is a thousand time more difficult than what we're going to do in this contest because we've already had the perspective on the street photo, but he doesn't. Very good suggestion! ( 5 years and 1746 days ago )
hereisanoop: interesting........ ( 5 years and 1746 days ago )
artgirl1935: Another challenging contest. Sorry, downoffthedragon, that you can't do your own contest, but thanks for the great idea! ( 5 years and 1745 days ago )
nasirkhan: Agree with langstrum, see video - work in progress : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfn8Dz_13Ms&feature=related ( 5 years and 1745 days ago )
nasirkhan: These art are mind blowing. Julian Beever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5snAOASelQ&feature=related ( 5 years and 1745 days ago )
erikuri: Link above doesn't work... :o ( 5 years and 1744 days ago )
downoffthedragon: I LOVE the entries so far! This has been a truely successull contest so far! ( 5 years and 1742 days ago )
Geexman: Great entries but I was under the impression that the main source should be a street and the image on the street should be resemble a chalk drawing rather than a photograph (making it a regular old chop and blend), does anyone have an opinion on how rigid the rules are or should be for this? ( 5 years and 1742 days ago )
downoffthedragon: Geexman: The image on the street looking like a chalk drawing is a plus. But cutting and pasting a picture on the street does not work. The perspective (at least that of the viewer of the photograph, not necessarily that of the person on the actual street) should be considered. Simply blending the image into the street isn't enough. Edgar Mueller images seem to jump out of the street without forgetting that it is on a street. So that the edges of the image might appear to have been cut from the asphalt. Sure, there is a fine line between a "regular old chop and blend" and something that someone put a lot of thought and work into. But that's how it is for anything on this site or in life for that matter. It's not really a matter of rules but rather personal taste and what you consider to be good work. So, vote how you feel, and/or submit your best work understanding the contest the best way you know how. And good luck! ( 5 years and 1741 days ago )
Howdie stranger! If you want to participate in this contest, just: