These 8 Paintings Are Filled With Easter Eggs That Are Only Visible When You Zoom In

Craig Alan is an American artist who got famous by creating a very interesting type of art pieces that are more than your average portrait. He creates unique depictions of pop-culture icons whose visage, at first glance, appears to be composed of tiny pixels. However, if you take a closer look, you will realize that they are made of dozens, sometimes hundreds of intricately painted exquisite figures.

Alan carefully plans his portraits and spends copious amounts of time creating each tiny figure. Each character has their own identity and personality which he has thought through to the smallest detail – all with microscopic clothes, faces, and shadows. Sometimes he even adds a personal touch and paints caricatures of his family members and friends. The finished figures then culminate to form a spectacular and mesmerizing portrait.

“When people see my work, they are typically amazed. They usually say “Wow! That’s cool!” Then they get up close, to see the individuals, they comment on something they think is cleaver, for example, the box head man or the guys carrying a sheet of glass. They comment on the actions of individuals with enthusiasm. Finally, they step back and are intrigued that another form, (Marilyn Monroe, for example) could be created of these small individuals. It’s rewarding for me as an artist to watch people’s reaction to my work and to see them get such enjoyment out of it.” – Craig Alan

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Joker

Joker

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Joker

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clown in the crowd

#4

joker

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batman

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Harley Quinn

#7

people

#8

jocker

Pablo Picasso

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people

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art

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people

John Lennon

John Lennon

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people art

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lennon

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beatles

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new york people

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new york city

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United Kingdom flag

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the beatles

#8

people

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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i have a dream

#2

people

The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory

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crowd

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man holding a painting

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artistic people

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rally

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long legged creatures

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

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art of people

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red and black people

“Scale of Being”

Scale of Being

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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caution artist at work

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art

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people

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people on construction site

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colourfull people

Jerry Garcia The Grateful Dead

Jerry Garcia

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people dressed in black

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skeleton

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multicolour umbrella

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people and skeleton

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people holding boards

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red flower painting

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multi colour bears

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turtles playing music instruments

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black people

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