Pointed Sense by Noma Bar

Ambiguous 21 July 2014 0 Comments

Pointed Sense by Noma Bar

Israeli graphic artist Noma Bar produces visually-striking and simple illustrations that take full advantage of negative space.  In this example, titled Pointed Sense, Noma captures a scene which he saw once where a male black labrador tucked his nose behind a female white labrador and gave her a good sniff.  Her tail was up over […]

Tiger Hand Print Illusion

Ambiguous 19 June 2014 0 Comments

Tiger Hand Print Illusion

This image looks like someone dipped their entire hand in black ink and then pressed it firmly on a white sheet of paper.  When they removed it, however, something remarkable could be seen in the print… an image of a tiger trotting toward you.  The four fingers make up the legs of the tiger and […]

Gothic Flying Bat by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 5 May 2014 1 Comment

Gothic Flying Bat by Gianni Sarcone

The black bat in the middle of this image seems to move, flutter and expand.  The effect makes it a little difficult to look at for an extended period of time. For a similar effect, take a look at these expanding and shrinking geometrical patterns. (via Gianni Sarcone)

Lion or Monkey Optical Illusion

Ambiguous 31 March 2014 0 Comments

Lion or Monkey Optical Illusion

Self-taught artist Humberto Machado enjoys working with many types of mediums but finds creating ambiguous drawings to be the most fun and the biggest challenge.  Using negative space in this drawing, he presents both an angry (hungry?) lion and a cheerful monkey swinging from a tree branch that occupy the same space. One of my […]

Big Buck by Rusty Rust

Hidden Objects 20 January 2014 0 Comments

Big Buck by Rusty Rust

A deer stands alone in a snow-covered forest.  But is it truly alone? This is the second most popular print that Florida artist Donald “Rusty” Rust sells.  His most popular print is the Hidden Tiger Illusion which can be found in our archives.  Over the course of his career, Rust has created more than 15,000 […]

Cat and Mouse Optical Illusion

Ambiguous 31 October 2013 0 Comments

Cat and Mouse Optical Illusion

Take a look at the drawing below.  It is ambiguous.  Upon first seeing it, did you notice a cat or a mouse?  Do you see both of them? An optical illusion featuring a black cat seemed appropriate on Halloween.  To celebrate the day, you might also want to take a look at some skull illusions.

The Art of Thomas Barbèy

Miscellaneous 9 September 2013 0 Comments

Piano Peace by Thomas Barbey

Thomas Barbèy has a collection of photographs that were taken over a period of twenty years.  By combining multiple photographs from his archives, he creates unique and beautiful surreal scenes.   According to his official website, “Every single one of his images has to pass what he likes to call the “So what?” test. If […]