16 Jaw-Dropping 3D Street Art Pieces By Odeith
Sergio Odeith, a 43-year-old Portuguese graffiti artist, impressed thousands of internet users this week when he posted his latest work of art on Instagram. In less than 7 hours since publication, the post had gotten almost 80,000 likes. As of this moment, it’s nearing 100,000 likes and still getting plenty more!
Known for making extraordinary 3D drawings, this time the artist decided to use spray paint to transform a concrete block into an abandoned bus. The details are so impressive that whoever looks at finished pictures of the project for the first time believes that they’re really looking at a bus.
Scroll down and see Odeith’s newest masterpiece and Bored Panda’s interview with the artist for yourself! After you’re done, read through Bored Panda’s previous article about Odeith’s other stunning works of art that look so real, they pop out of the screen. We know you’ll love it just as much as this post!
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The artist piqued the curiosity of his followers with this question: “What do you think is going to be painted this time?”
Bored Panda interviewed Odeith about his latest project. He explained that how he got inspired to draw the abandoned bus on the concrete block was “a funny story.” The artist said he went to the spot where the painting now stands “with some friends” and initially had “zero inspiration”: “I didn’t even take the [spray paint] cans from my car.” However, after he went back home and “had a good nap”, he got inspired. “So the next day I did the painting, I just thought it was a perfect fit and completely different from all of my pieces.”
Odeith mentioned that only one fan guessed correctly what he was planning on drawing. The artist revealed to Bored Panda that the bus drawing took him “approximately 10 hours” to finish, and he used “around 30 spray cans”.
The artist also divulged some personal details as well, when asked about whether he always he knew if he wanted to be an artist: “I have been drawing since I was a little kid, but I never expected to get this far.” Odeith said his next project “will be in Switzerland and then in Australia.”
Furthermore, Odeith had this to say to all aspiring graffiti artists: “Keep working hard, chase your dreams and never give up.” Finally, the artist sent out a huge thank you to all his followers and fans around the world.
The result impressed everyone. The image went viral, generating thousands of likes
On August 9, Odeith got a lot of attention by posting a photo of a massive concrete block and asking his fans this intriguing question: “What do you think is going to be painted this time?” One lover of Odeith’s art thought he would paint a “praying mantis”, while another believed it would be a “giant snake”. Little wonder, considering Odeith has painted plenty of creepy crawlies before. Fortunately, one person did guess right. Odeith was happy that at least a single individual figured out his plan to draw a bus.
Odeith is somewhat of a legend in the artist community. He has over 365,000 followers on Instagram, nearly 258,000 fans on Facebook and has captured the hearts of more than 6,700 Twitter users. The graffiti artist is currently living in Lisbon and paints full-time.
According to his website, he has “created large scale murals for major national and international enterprises.” Among Odeith’s clients are the London Shell, Kingsmill, the Coca-Cola Company, Estradas de Portugal, Samsung, the football club Sport Lisboa e Benfica and “several Portuguese city halls such as Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Câmara Municipal de Oeiras, amongst others.” Talk about a portfolio most artists would give their (non-dominant) arms for!
Some believe the origins of graffiti go back to people drawing on cave walls. The British Council states that this tradition continued in Ancient Greek and Roman times when individuals would write their names, poems and jokes on building walls. What we now know as modern graffiti first appeared in 1960s Philadelphia; the practice really boomed in the 1970s. While society still hotly discusses whether graffiti is vandalism or art, we’re glad the world has talented artists like Odeith who are brave enough to follow their passion.