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Turkey Hand Painting by Guido Daniele

Trompe L'oeil 24 November 2016 0 Comments

Turkey Hand Painting by Guido Daniele

I hope everyone is having a terrific Thanksgiving.  Today’s optical illusion is an homage to the bird that many of you will be feasting on today (and likely for several more days to come in the form of left-overs).  This hand painting by Guido Daniele features a turkey.  The painting is part of his series […]

Ship Between Buildings Illusion

Trompe L'oeil 2 November 2015 0 Comments

Ship Between Buildings Illusion

I came across this trompe l’oeil building painting while I was searching around for new illusions a couple of weeks ago.  The mural gives the illusion that a very large ship is passing between two skinny buildings right in the middle of town.  It is very well done and you can tell that it took […]

Hand Paintings by Guido Daniele

Trompe L'oeil 8 September 2015 0 Comments

Hand Paintings by Guido Daniele

Italian artist Guido Daniele has been painting the bodies of models for various situations including advertising, commercials, fashion events, and exhibitions since 1990.  In 2000, he began painting model’s hands in a series that he calls “Handimals.”  Below are three excellent examples from this series featuring a cobra, crocodile, and a dolphin. Which is your […]

Currents Mural by John Pugh

Trompe L'oeil 23 July 2015 0 Comments

Currents Mural by John Pugh

John Pugh creates large public trompe l’oeil murals that are meant to look like realistic scenes.  In a personal artist statement, John says that: Public art is of great interest to me; providing me with a sense of purpose as it is a very powerful form of communication. It can link people together, stimulate a […]

Lip Study by Morgan Davidson

Trompe L'oeil 22 June 2015 0 Comments

Lip Study by Morgan Davidson

Morgan Davidson used colored pencils to create this super realistic drawing of a woman’s lips.   Morgan is a 22 year old illustrator with a degree from Ringling College.  She aspires to build a career as a freelance artist, helping bring ideas to life for companies and individuals.  Based on what I see here, I would […]

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 […]

Extended Family Mural by John Pugh

Trompe L'oeil 2 June 2014 0 Comments

Extended Family Mural by John Pugh

John Pugh designs very large trompe l’oeil optical illusion murals and he is doing exactly what he wants to be doing. I have found that the “language” of life-size illusions allow me to communicate with a very large audience. It seems almost universal that people take delight in being visually tricked. Once captivated by the […]