Have a look at today’s image that was created by Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. We’ve posted images similar to this one in the past, but I thought that it was a pretty good representation of an old optical illusion concept. Each of the rings are circles, even though they certainly do not appear to be. The rings are also concentric while having the appearance of being very distorted.
I always love when visitors send me optical illusions that I haven’t seen before. Today’s YouTube video was sent in by Abdul from couponmachine.in and features an anamorphic drawing of a glass of water. This video was created by a professional and passionate artist named PortraitPainter Pabst. The best part of the video is the time-lapse which shows the creation of this glass of water from a blank page all the way to a completely three-dimensional anamorphic finished product.
This limited edition screen print created by Tom French uses a mixed media technique to create a very dark image resembling a skull. On his website, Tom French and his particular style of painting are described as follows:
Through his work, French focuses on the reflection of the conscious and unconscious mind. His oil paintings are a skillful combination of academic realism and surrealism, enveloped in carefree, loose and ostensibly unfinished abstract forms. This unique fusion of figurative realism and lively abstraction treads the fine line between the beautiful and the unsettling, allowing layers of narrative to filter through whilst bringing life and movement to his compositions.
What is the first thing that you see when you view this screen print?
The following two close-up photographs help show the detail contained on the screen print.
While browsing through some of the illusion categories on An Optical Illusion, I realized that I have not posted any stereograms at all during 2015. That seems like a shame because I have always been a big fan of this type of artwork. Today’s image is a brand new design created by stereogram master Gene Levine titled ‘Out of Africa’. Stare at this image… can you figure out what is hidden within the colorful pattern?
If you take a look at this design from Andreas Aronsson, you will see that each link of the chain is connected in a perpendicular manner in a way that could not physically be possible. According to Andreas:
I had this one sit in my notebook for, I think, more than six months. It took a few iterations just to get right on paper, and it took until I had a bigger span of time available for drawing to actually make it on the computer.
Not surprisingly, Truly Design has created another very nice anamorphic graffiti piece. This one featuring a pair of bear constellations (which are part of a larger project featuring other murals) was painted on the walls of Scuola Holden – School of Storytelling & Performing Arts in Turin, Italy.
This photograph shows the painting from an alternate angle to demonstrate how the mural was painted on multiple walls across several rooms.
As they usually do with their anamorphic murals, the Truly Design team took this photograph with themselves in it to help show the depth involved with creating this painting.
Fred Eerdekens mainly works in three dimensions with the following components – language, material, light, and shadow. In 2014, he created the following piece using bent copper and a light source. The shadow formed by the twisted copper when light is shined on it from the right angle reveals the cursive phrase “Invention of a landscape”.