Burning Heart by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 8 February 2016 0 Comments

Burning Heart by Gianni Sarcone

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day being this weekend, our good friend Gianni Sarcone sent us this new motion optical illusion that he has created entitled Burning Heart.  He created it as a tribute to all lovers, so it seems very fitting to post it before this weekend.  The heart, and surrounding blue and green background, […]

The Black & White Bicycle

Animation 9 November 2015 0 Comments

The Black & White Bicycle

Today’s animated optical illusion was created by Gianni Sarcone.  The black & white bicycle is static but appears to moving forward and backward in a rocking-type motion.  In reality, this animation just alternates two frames, one of which is the negative of the other. (via Gianni Sarcone)

Flying Boots

Shadow 6 August 2015 0 Comments

Flying Boots

I was first shown this illusion by Gianni Sarcone.  I believe he told me that one of his website visitors emailed these photographs to him after they discovered this unintentional optical illusion.  If you look at the four images, it appears that the boots are somehow hovering over the table.  This is especially true in […]

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 […]

Fluorescent Waves by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 9 April 2015 0 Comments

Fluorescent Waves by Gianni Sarcone

The wavy colored fluorescent waves seem to wink and flicker just like Christmas lights.  This illusion is induced by the alternating small dark strokes with the white background.  The effect is heightened if you quickly move your eyes around this image. (via Gianni Sarcone)

Magnetic Tunnel by Gianni A. Sarcone

Motion 5 March 2015 2 Comments

Magnetic Tunnel by Gianni A. Sarcone

If you focus your eyes on the sphere in the center of this pattern, the entire image appears to pulsate and vibrate.  Then if you move your head toward the image and then away from the image, the color fields appear to expand and contract.  This image involves two different types of illusions involving color […]

How Many Arrows?

Ambiguous 8 January 2015 0 Comments

How Many Arrows?

Take a close look at the black and white pattern created by Gianni Sarcone below.  How many arrows can you find? For more optical illusions involving arrows, have a look at the Moving Arrows Illusion and Orange and Red Squares.