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I’ve never been able to see those “magic eye” pictures. No matter how many times people tell me to “unfocus” or “relax” my eyes, I still find myself staring at a mass of dots, demanding to know (because, like a petulant child, I absolutely hate not being in on secrets) what I’m supposed to be looking at. So when I first caught this video, which shows an unnamed artist slapping white paint onto an all-black canvas on a beach in China, I assumed that it was just my noggin letting me down again when I couldn’t make out what the picture was supposed to be.

Until, that is, I reached the very end of the video and all suddenly became clear.

So, any early guesses on what this guy’s painting?

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No? How about now? A man wearing a top hat riding a bicycle, perhaps?

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Come on! Someone must have guessed by now–the guy’s nearly finished! The face of a dragon, maybe?

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No? Okay, well then you’d better head to 1:50 in the video to find out what this is a picture of.

That’s one very neat trick, we think you’ll agree.

Source/screenshots: YouTube – weng jerry via Netorabo