Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University in Japan created this very intriguing video featuring a series of ambiguous cylinders. If you look at the objects placed in front of the mirror and then look at their respective reflections, you will notice that they look like completely different shapes. How can this be? Obviously, there is something […]
In this video, you will see grey circles turn into circles of different colors (green, yellow, red, and purple) before your very eyes. The bubbles are absolutely colorless (the same color as the background), but when the screen alternates between the colored circles and bubbles, phantom colors begin to appear. This illusion was a top […]
TutoDraw creates a lot of interesting videos like these on his YouTube channel. Here, he uses red and black india ink, a pencil, and a white piece of paper to create the illusion of a hole in his hand. It looks like you can see right through his palm onto the white paper beneath his […]
Today’s video is more of a magic trick than an optical illusion, but I think that you’ll enjoy it nonetheless. The best part about this trick is that Richard Wiseman shows you a behind-the-scenes look after he performs the trick. This way, you get to see exactly how he pulled it off. Watch as he […]
Today’s video features an anamorphic painting by urban artists Truly Design titled “The Colour and the Shape”. This work is one of several that Truly Design completed as part of the “Truth depends on where you see it from” exhibition at MEF – Ettore Fico Museum in Turin, Italy. This exhibit opened on March 10, […]
Check out the wire sculpture in the video below. From one angle, it appears to be a pair of giraffes standing next to one another. As you walk around to view the sculpture from another angle, however, it transforms into a completely different animal – an elephant! I would imagine that it is difficult enough […]
Professional painter Stefan Pabst shows how to to draw a 3D ladybug in the following video. The video is sped up, so you won’t exactly get step-by-step directions to create one for yourself. Nevertheless, it is pretty amazing to watch this anamorphic insect come to life on paper.