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Sparkling Squares by Gianni Sarcone

Animation 30 July 2015 0 Comments

Sparkling Squares by Gianni Sarcone

As you shift your gaze around this pattern designed by Gianni Sarcone the small dots appear to sparkle.  He created this design for his latest book titled How To Draw Incredible Optical Illusions published by Imagine Publishing. Gianni also created an animation that features this pattern rotating in an infinite loop.  You will notice that […]

Impossible Squares

Animation,Impossible 15 June 2015 0 Comments

Impossible Squares

In this animation, a person passes a straight rod through two squares in what appears to be an impossible manner.  At the end of the animation, the squares are turned slightly to reveal how the trick was pulled off.

The Chameleon

Animation,Trompe L'oeil 11 May 2015 0 Comments

The Chameleon

Do you notice anything peculiar about this chameleon standing on a green branch?  Would you believe that it is actually not a chameleon at all?  Would you believe that it is made of two painted women?  Take a look at the image a bit closer and you can figure out exactly how this extraordinary body […]

Sorceror / Bad Witch by Laurent Blachier

Animation,Upside Down 23 April 2015 0 Comments

Sorceror / Bad Witch by Laurent Blachier

I always love getting submissions directly from artists that I am not familiar with.  I was fortunate enough to receive an email from Laurent Blachier a few days ago pointing me to some of his topsy-turvy animated gifs.  Laurent is an illustrator, digital collage artist, and caricaturist, among other things.  Below is an animated gif […]

Presidents’ Day Optical Illusion

Animation,Upside Down 16 February 2015 0 Comments

Presidents' Day Optical Illusion

In honor of Presidents’ Day here in the United States, today’s illusion features Barack Obama, the 44th U.S. President.  Both photographs of Obama look fairly normal when viewed upside down.  When the images are inverted, however, it is obvious that his eyes and mouth are upside down on one of photographs and normal on the […]

A Band on Sanity

Ambiguous,Animation 26 January 2015 0 Comments

A Band on Sanity

This animation of an impossible ribbon was created by Erwin Bonsma.  Depending on how you look at it, this ribbon can be perceived as rotating in two different ways.  He credits the original idea to M.C. Escher’s print titled “Cube with Magic Ribbons” which happens to be the first drawing by Escher to feature a […]

Moving Train Optical Illusion

Ambiguous,Animation 24 November 2014 0 Comments

Moving Train Optical Illusion

Today’s illusion has a pretty interesting effect.  We have featured several animations that are similar to this one (see the Turning Wheel Optical Illusion and the Spinning Dancer Illusion), but I still find the effect to be very fascinating.  The train in this animation is moving at a constant rate of speed.  But what direction […]