Oleg Shupliak is a talented Ukrainian painter that specializes in double meaning or hidden image paintings. In the example below, a man paints a scene of a cozy cottage on a canvas as he kneels between two trees. The entire scene also happens to make up a larger image of a man’s face. Among other details, the trees act as an outline for the face, the leaves become hair, two cottages transform into a pair of eyes and the painter himself doubles as a nose.
More of Oleg’s hidden image paintings can be found here.
A model train going around a track enters a small tunnel and something odd happens. The train does not emerge from the other side like your mind would tell you that it should. In fact, the entire train seems to disappear into the tunnel even though the train is significantly longer than the tunnel itself. Al Seckel, the creator of this video, indicates that there are no digital manipulations or computer tricks used in creating this video. Can anyone figure out how this works?
We previously featured a tessellation pattern from Nikita Prokhorov that was made from the head of a famous rabbit. This time, he has designed a pattern without gaps or overlaps utilizing orange and gray foxes.
Using white paper, charcoal, graphite and carbon pencils, JD Hillberry brings a stick figure to life. He makes it appear as if the stick figure created a kite out of the very paper that he is drawn on.
To view more of JD Hillberry’s realistic trompe l’oeil charcoal and pencil drawings or learn about drawing classes that he offers, please visit his website.
Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki created this 3D pencil drawing which he titled “Beckoning to the Evil”. By arranging two sketchbooks perpendicular to one another and using an anamorphic drawing technique, he creates the illusion that the hand is actually reaching out from behind the parallel bars.
Most of Jos de Mey’s paintings feature scenes with some impossible element to them. His painting below titled “UFO Over Flanders Country” shows an aerial view of what can only be described as an impossible kite. The fact that this oddly-shaped kite actually got off the ground seems to be a bit impossible too. Maybe this was painted on an extremely windy day?
The title of this realistic wall mural located on Main Street in Los Gatos, California is Siete Punto Uno (or seven point one). The title is a reference to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that caused significant damage throughout the community of Los Gatos. The quake reached a surface-wave magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter Scale killing 63 and injuring thousands more in northern California.