Amazing Optical Illusion EVER

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Reading the title, and understanding it came directly from me, I suppose adds some weight to the actual Leopard Illusion you see below. It’s hard for me to explain how this illusion came to be, without revealing the actual solution, thus ruining the surprise-effect for you. There is much relevant info and background for it, but for now I’ll retain myself just on revealing the author behind it – the magnificent Craig Tracy. First thing you’ll notice is that it’s not some photo of an actual animal, rather a realistically painted picture. But you’re still far from seeing the illusion. Only tip I can give you, is that leopard’s eyes were painted on a concrete floor. I suggest you examine the picture more closely before seeing this final hint. I’ll monitor the forthcoming ratings, and am eager to see if you agree with me that this must be one of the best optical illusions ever created!
Remember that show called Movie Magic? No wonder this photo looked familiar to me. In one episode, they explained how to morph photos to achieve similar effect. Wilson Wong took this photo, which works in a same way as our previous “Different Perspective” illusion. Whats even more interesting, is that I had a puzzle from Ravensburger with 3000 pieces of an image similar to this. Ravensburger is a company that produces such cool puzzles and even some made from wood (ever saw those classy wood puzzles?) Either way, this is what Wilson wrote to me: “This may interest you for the optical illusion website. It is my own photo….and it dumbfounded quite a lot of people.” I think you will have no problem understanding it, concerning experience you built solving hundreds of optical illusions and magic tricks from this site :) Check for more interesting photos in our Flickr category.
An interesting photo found its way to my mailbox today. The optical illusion is obvious, and variations have been seen numerous times on this website. I like how creative, yet simple it is to make these, while on the other hand they produce quite funny effect. Do you like these kind of funny illusions? If the answer is yes, check “Magazine Face“, “Geisha Illusion“, and few dozen more from the Transparent Screens category. You can also try and make your own versions, and send them to me. I promise I’ll publish the most creative ones, or even put them all together inside a future post. What do you think?
Many amazing chalk drawings and murals have posted in the past, but this collection beats them all! All of the photos
Best Optical Illusion EVER!
in this post were collected, and submitted by one of our fans named Adriano. If you jump inside this post you will see that every Mural is Trompe L’Oeil (”fool the eye”), and has it’s belonging photo of the same site, before it was painted. Magnificent! Which one did you like the most? More: Murals Category, 3D Sidewalk Drawings.

Rob Clement found this awesome illusion created by Evan C. Davis. Be sure to check Evan’s website for more cool stuff. Rob asks us what do we see in this multiple meaning picture below? Is it an Angry Biker? Or is it a Sad Rabbi? It all depends on how do you flip the picture, or which face you look at. In the first picture it’s a biker with unshaved beard and bad-ass expression, if you flip this image, you see a rabbi with rabbi-hat, that is composed of biker’s beard, and here biker’s curly hair becomes Rabbi’s curly beard. Twisted, ayeh? Looks really simple to make in MS Paint, but what is needed is and idea if you want to make one of your own! There are hundreds of similar illusions on this site. Original was Young Lady or an old hag, I think. Followed by “Before and After 6 Beers“. Many more can be found inside multiple meanings category.
This one has to be the best illusion I came across. It’s a scanned flayer for the local dancing school (probably this one). Took some time to see it tough, but when I noticed the illusion I couldn’t stop laughing. I’ll let you figure this one yourselves. No hints from me!

My head still hurts, but I went to see a doctor. Guess what she told me – “It’s a sinus inflammation pressing on my optic nerve” .. or something like that. I think I won’t be needing any doctor in the future, cause it seems like consulting with my readers is much easier. I even get 2nd opinion (and 3rd, and 4th, and so on…) I was amazed how schtoogler thought of this first (in comments of my previous post), and many others suggested the same thing. Schtoogler will you be my Online doctor of trust? Hehe… Thanks everyone for all your care and good wishes, except those who suggested I had AIDS or tumor.. I haven’t approved those comments, but think I should have. Probably they were worried as well, not just being evil!
Peter Qviller, probably inspired by Camel Cigarettes article, spotted the hidden bear in Toblerone chocolate logo. Here’s what Peter said: “If you look closely on the Matterhorn mountain on the Toblerone chocolate, you will see the swiss symbol of Bern (a Bear) incorporated into the mountain“. I think the bear was supposed to be seen by people, but not many notice it. Can you see it? I’m not biggest fan of this chocolate, but this photo sure gave me inspiration to find some chocolate in my kitchen. Hope I have some, let me check… No luck :( There are few more logos that include symbolism. Remember we talked about Fedex logo, and the arrow hidden in it? Also there was Big Ten basketball confederation logo. It hid number 11, due to later added Penn State team. Mira foundation also cleverly included blind person into their sign.
Hy everyone. For today I have prepared simple, yet amazing optical illusion (like I always do :) The Poggendorff Illusion is an optical illusion that involves brain’s perception of the interaction between diagonal lines and horizontal and vertical edges. It is named after Poggendorff, who discovered it in the drawing of Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner, in which Zöllner showed the Zöllner illusion in 1860. In the picture to the left, a straight A and B line is obscured by a “track”. The A line appears, instead of the B line, to be the same as the C one, which is shown not to be the case. If you would like to check this for your selves, be sure to jump inside this article, and see the explanation example. I can’t beleive I missed posting this one, since it is so perfect optical illusion reperesentative.

It’s hard to imagine these two tables have exactly the same shape of their tops. You don’t believe me? Simply print this image, cut the first top with your scisors, and then place it above other table’s top and you’ll see they align perfectly. This magic trick can also be proven with Photoshop.
If you look a the vintage photo below, at first it seems to be a simple couple with a large head floating between them. But things aren’t always what they seem. Most people will probably just see a large bearded head between the two figurines. It looks like some sort of Jesus head. But look again, carefully this time. What the photo actually shows, is a CHILD SITTING on the man’s knee. If you still don’t see it, block out the “hair” of the illusive head – it is just a collection of the background foliage anyway. The “eye” is actually child’s face (shadowed by a large white bonnet). The “nose” is the sleeve, and the “mustache” is the child’s arm. If you still don’t see it, be patient – It may take awhile to see it.
Still no luck obtaining necessary iPone apps. I figured out if I wanted to post to this blog off an iPhone, I’d need some crucial utilities. First I’d like to know if there is a simple iPhone app that allows me to resize photos to a width I prefer. Secondly, I’d need a good copy-paste option enabled. Above all that, I’d need an app that would let me enter text inside Blogger’s “Create Post” form. I can’t believe Google hasn’t introduced blogger app out yet. Well, if someone knows answer to any of my questions, please share. In the mean time here’s a simple optical illusion that involves ropes. Apparently, something isn’t as you think it should be in the first photo. If you can’t find out what’s wrong, be sure to check second pic which can be found inside this article.

Accidental Moose

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This was a quick study done plein air at Lair of the Bear. Unfortunatey, the focal point inadvertently shaped itself into a moose. Once you see this, it's all you can see and it ruins the painting. I did do a large painting from this study but made sure not to repeat the error.

5 x 7 Pastel

$ ? NFS ( you really want the moose?!- call, we'll talk)

Chilly Night

Monday, February 1, 2010

5 x 7 Oil
$65, unframed

Along the Road Leading to Hagerman Pass

Saturday, January 30, 2010

One day on a painting trip over in the Aspen and Basalt area I braved a lone excursion over Hagerman Pass in the trusty ole white Honda Pilot. I was scared, very scared at one point, but the frightening yet exciting adventure was well worth the painitings and photos I got!!!

Pastel 9 x 12


First Autumn

Friday, January 29, 2010

Unusually red autumn for Colorado .....
Oil on canvas, 20 x 24
$200, unframed

The Wild West

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This is a distinctive area out near the cabin that has an untouched, "wild west" feel to the landscape.
Oil on stretched canvas, 22 x 28
$400, unframed

Amazing Village Photos Turn Into An Optical Illusion

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
In Felice Varini's newest installation, the buildings in the town of Vercorin in the Swiss Alps contribute to this impressive piece. The set was called Cercle et suite d’éclats. But what I recon interests you the most, is how all of this was turned into practice. Well, the pattern was projected on the town from the vantage point, and then traced and painted. If you shoot a photo from the same spot in daylight, you’ll quickly realize how the town looks flat – almost like a postcard. The interesting part is how he got the whole town to approve this? Don’t miss the panoramic view on Varini’s website. More photos from different angles are included below…

Along the Waterton

Quick on site study for larger work later
9 x 12, pastel