Creative Coolness: The Invisible Man

When I first saw this guy (or rather found) I figured someone just had a little too much fun with Photoshop. But I was wrong. This man literally paints himself. No tricky photography editing here. He just paints himself…


Do you see him? I told you he was invisible.







It’s ridiculous how brilliant this artist is.

I honestly don’t understand how he does it. And I should clarifyโ€“this isn’t just “some guy.” It’s Chinese artist Liu Bolin. He’s also known as… you guessed it, “The real Life Invisible Man.” And for good reason!

I think the tractor image is the most impressive. But the soda aisle is pretty amazing too.

Which is your favorite?

XO Lauren

P.S. Love the arts? Check out my last Creative Coolness post about Banksy!

Photos: v1kram, api.ning


Categories: Creative Coolness
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  • Di

    AWESOME! First, I couldn’t even see him in the tractor image, so impressive!

    I guess my favorite is really the tractor one, but I also like the last one. Well, I like them all. He’s really good.

    xoxo *

  • Vivian De La Cruz

    I llike them all but it took me a little bit to find him on the tractor one.

  • Alexandra VanBuren

    him standing in front of the cans is pretty awesome. such skill to paint like that! wow, this guy is awesome!

  • mara sofia

    This is so great! I just love art and this is so criative.

    I really like the tractor image and the soda aisle.


  • Jessica Levy

    I think the one when hes being held up is the craziest! He is incredibly talented! WOAH!

  • pharmbelle85

    The soda aisle is my favorite. I think it’s because it just seems like there is tons of detail there for him to have had to take care of for the picture to be effective. This guy is extremely talented!

  • Melissa Panici

    Wow those are amazing! My favorite would have to be the soda aisle! Wow I barely noticed him at all. The tractor one threw me off a little too! How creative:)

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  • Koceva Tamara

    Ohhhh I love those pics! My favourite is one with the tractor, though it was hard to find him on that picture,that’s what makes it more interesting. One with cans is also amazing! Very creative!

  • Connie Lofska

    Hey, Lauren.. ! Great job with your website..,and honestly I love it !

    Seriously…,how he can just paint himself.. ?
    There are soo many details with the colous that he must use.. and especially the one with the soda aisle.. ! Which is my favourite,btw.. !

  • Emmy Wong

    Man…that took me a long time to find him in the first pic!

  • Andrea Farrington

    I like this one of him too and the tractor one!

  • DREW Humphries

    WOW!!! That is just increeeedible!!

  • Diana Arias

    I had to watch the tractor for a while to find him. Aweeeeesome!

  • Emmy Rho

    I have seen a few of his pieces before but never the tractor one! It took me a while to see him there. I would love to know how he does it..amazing!


  • Kimberly

    It’s so amazing! I like the soda aisle.

  • Lyndsee Burleson

    It took me forever to find him in the tractor photo. holy cow. it reminds me of the sidewalk artist who makes you think his art is 3-D. people are talented!

  • Katja Remes

    these are amazing. So cool!

  • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

    Wow that is so impressive! I can only imagine how much time he must put into his work.

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  • Sara Davis

    There’s a lot of artists like this! If you go to, there are popular bloggers who post stuff public art all the time. You should check it out if you get the chance :)

  • Kenzie

    Thats amazing! it must take forever to finish a painting

  • Kimmy S

    WOW!!! so cool! i love stuff like that… thanks so much for sharing this Lauren, you always have such cool discoveries!

  • Flavia Roque

    OMG !

    The one in the supermarket is insane!!!!!

  • paty ricaud

    i like the tractor one at first i didnt see him!

  • gemmin_y

    I had to look twice on the tractor image, but supermarket0 was totally weirdly insane good :)

  • Lauren Hicks

    OH man that is really impressive!! I love the one with the other man holding him back that just makes him look like a clear plastic cast till you read that he’s painted himself. SO COOL!

  • Lakia Cooper

    the supermarket one!

  • CC

    That’s insane! Wow, I would have definitely thought it was photoshopped too. The food aisle one is just craaazy!

  • Stephanie Prior

    wow! def the tractor one is the best! xx

  • linzekas

    This is so bomb! That would take forever – awesome idea!


  • Tara Hughes

    The security guard one is amazing!

  • Basil D

    Crazy! Took me a second to spot him in the tractor pic. He is seriously talented!

  • samah AS

    seriously ? WOW ! it’s amazing like he’s super creative and talented how come i never heard about him till now he should be soo famous by his art, cause its really amazing and i’m still like amazed

  • MademoiselleJ

    tracktor! oh my gosh.. it is so brilliant! :)


  • Maria Abbruscato

    This is so cool! The first one is totally the best. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Tricia McKenley

    The tractor for sure. It took me awhile to find him :)

  • Megan Baird

    pretty amazing! i didnt understand it at first! ahaha :) xoxo.

  • I think they are all very impressive, but I like the one with the security-guard the most.

  • Dess

    omg! the first one! no way!

  • Vannesa Perez

    Idk why, but the second one is really cool. It looks like he really is invisible lmao!!

  • Joanna ryland

    yeah this guy is super talented! he did some articles in one of the Uk papers not too long ago, so fun !

  • mrsellieroop

    This man is truly talented!

  • Monica Castillo

    Awesome! That soda aisle one is sick!

  • Keeler

    I loved your post on Banksy, since he is my favorite artist, but this guy is amazing too. I StumbleUpon-ed him a bit ago and assumed it was photoshop, but he really is that amazing. I love creative unusual art like that!

  • Cadence Lee

    My fav one is the one with soda aisle! that is pretty amazing and crazy!

  • Natasha Hussain

    The soda aisle must have taken SO much time.. that is truly impressive. How do you have so much time to find all these amazing things to share with us?!

  • Elizabeth Bueno

    My fav is the soda pop shelves. He is truly amazing thumps up.

  • Leila Abuelhawa

    I love it!!! I couldnt find the man in the first pic haha! :)


    wooooow amazing!!!!

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  • Kimberly Reed

    Cool painting….



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