As the camera moves, the dragon’s head appears to follow it. Whether the camera moves side to side or up and down, the eyes always seem to move to look directly at the camera.
The video reveals how the illusion works. Your mind makes the assumption that the dragon head is shaped one way when in reality it is shaped very different. The unique folds are revealed when the dragon is viewed from a distance far enough to break the effect of the illusion. The original version of this illusion was created by the late magician Jerry Andrus.
If you would like to try this illusion on your own, print out this template and grab a pair of scissors.