If you are an animal lover like I am, you will definitely enjoy this work of art by Bev Doolittle. You might be able to quickly identify the illusion hidden in the piece. If not, take another look and see if it pops out at you. For me, I did have to look at the piece more than once to actually identify everything that Bev Doolittle’s Double Back illusion had to offer me. This infamous artist has created a number of different works of art in her time, but none is more intriguing than this one is to me. Check it out and see what you think.
What do you see when you look at Bev Doolittle’s Double Back illusion? Most people tend to notice the giant bear prints leading away and off into the distance, or at least I did anyway. The strange thing is that I noticed the prints no problem, but somehow I missed the small bear off in the distance that was actually making the prints. You would think that would have been the most obvious of the illusion, but not for me.
Instead, I noticed the giant bear hidden amongst the trees close to the front of the illusion. When it comes to Bev Doolittle’s Double Back illusion, I had to do just what the piece of art implied, double back. It wasn’t until I looked at it another time that I actually found more behind the piece. What seemed so obvious and simple at first was far from it. Did you notice everything the first time around or did you have to take a second glance at it to take it all in? What do you think of the intricate detailing and beautiful scenery that makes up this portrait?
I’m not sure if we have already featured Nagai Hideyuki, but this illustrator is amazing in every sense of the word. The illustrations seen here will pop off the page and leap into your lap. Take a look at how the illustrations make you believe you are in the third dimension. All of the anamorphic illustrations play on shading, light and perspective to trick you into believing that the stunning sketches truly have come to life. When you look at the images from this illustrator, can you pick one over all the others? Which one is your favorite out of all of the illustrations done by this amazing individual? For more awesome 3D illustrations, make sure to check out the stunning works of Alessandro Diddi.
Who would have thought something as simple as shapes could be transformed into something as brilliant as this? Nagai Hideyuki really knows what it takes to create pictures that make you feel as if you could reach down and pick up the objects that he has drawn. Beyond looking like the objects are really there for you to pick up in the palm of your hand, it looks like some of them are floating in midair as well.
Nagai Hideyuki is no stranger to creating imagery that captivates audiences and leaves them in awe. Just like so many other brilliant illustrators, this illusion requires a great deal of patience and skill to create something that comes to life by using nothing more than paper and a pencil. I mean, who would think of something like this? For me, I would never have thought that something so simple as shapes could become something as truly mind-boggling as this. What do you think about the illusion? Could you create something like this in the comfort of your own home?
When you first look at the animated gif, you might think that the image is swirling faster and faster the closer it gets to the inside. If you take the image and look at it further, you can easily see how the animated brain teaser moves at the same rate all around the image. As each dot independently moves, you get swept into the animation and easily become entranced. For those who are prone to motion sickness, this animation will get you going and have you trying to stop the room from spinning. Check out the black-and-white animation and see what you think.
After watching the movement for a few seconds, I had to sit back and try to get the room back under control. Since the image was moving so quickly in this animation, it was hard to look away at first. As I swirled my head round and round, the image seemed to get faster. This brain teaser is one that you have to pull yourself away from to regain your focus. Maybe, for you, it won’t bother you as much as it did me. What did the animation do for you?
Did you find yourself seeing things that weren’t there after looking at the illusion? It was almost like one of those hypnotic illusions that tries to get you to succumb to their every will and command. Before you know it, you will be doing things that you don’t want to just because you are so into the illusion. Even though it is nothing more than a simple black-and-white colored illusion, it offers something that not a lot of other illusions can bring to the table. Beware of being sucked into the animated brain teaser! You never know where it might take you.
Imagine taking a drive along a beautiful highway. The beautiful blue sky all around you, majestic mountains off in the distance and open roadway waiting for you to come out and take a drive. What would you do if the road suddenly appeared to drop off into the middle of nowhere? Would you keep driving or would you turn around and head the other way? The Storseisundet Bridge in Norway is a real life illusion that I’ve personally seen.
As I was visiting some friends in Oslo, I needed to take this bridge to get there. I stopped before I hit the bridge to snap this perfect photo that basically shows the road just disappearing. As beautiful as the countryside is, and how scary this bridge was to drive through, that doesn’t take away from how amazing this illusion is. On a clear day, the Storseisundet Bridge looks like it abruptly ends and there is nowhere else to go except down into the water below.
Once you are able to conquer your fears and head over the Storseisundet Bridge, you will find that the bridge continues right along just like it should. Even though the bridge is nothing more than an optical illusion, I will bet you many people questioned whether they should take the chance and see where the bridge goes. In reality, the bridge continues wrapping along the countryside to take you wherever it is that you need to go. Not only is this one of the most breathtaking pictures, but the real life version is that much better. The colors and scenery truly pop out at you as you drive along the roadway.
Alright, so you’ve definitely heard the name David Blaine. He’s clearly one of the most amazing illusionists in the world today and possibly even history. After that ABC special the other night, a colleague of mine showed me this classic footage of David Blaine street magic. After watching this a few times I just had to share it with the rest of you. Other than the possibility that girl is in on the trick, I just couldn’t see how in the world he was able to pull this off. Take a look and see what you think about the techniques used to make this street magic happen.
If you haven’t seen David Blaine street magic, this is one of those times that you might not want to be part of the illusion. The last thing I want is someone making my teeth disappear! Regardless of whether it is only for a few moments or not, the thought of having someone take the teeth right out of my mouth is more than I want to be a part of. What would you do it if he asked you to be part of the show? Would you step up to the plate?
This guy is loaded with different illusions that you truly have to see to try and believe. Until you are able to witness in person the countless illusions he has pulled off, you won’t be able to realize how much he simply defies everything that makes sense. Even though this video only shows just one illusion, I’ll be sharing a lot more of David Blaine street magic so you’ll be able to find more of his work. From card tricks to making things disappear, this guy can truly do just about anything he sets his mind to. See for yourself.
Do you remember those old shows where the eyes in a creepy painting seem to follow you wherever you go. You know the ones, right? Someone is walking through an old, abandoned house and all of a sudden the eyes move and watch wherever they go. When I was first sent this animated gif eye illusion, it reminded me of one of those movies. Take a look for yourself and share your thoughts as you stare at this!
What did you get out of it when you looked at it? Did it suck you in and leave you in a trance like state? Even though it does hook you into its swirling color and insane illusion, you don’t have to worry about anyone hiding behind a picture waiting to jump out and grab you. Just watching it spin in a circle is enough to make you dizzy if you keep staring at it. Regardless of the color, it is the sheer movement that gets you every time. This eye illusion is one unlike I have ever seen before when searching for illusions.
Do you notice how it seems as if the depth of the eye illusion changes? As it swirls around, it seems to go from deeper to shallower without really having to do much at all. Who would have thought something so simple could be so intriguing? The next time you watch one of those movies, are you going to think about this cool illusion and remember the swirling colors as they follow you around the room? I think the color choice helps to bring the illusion together and make it that much more amazing, but everyone is going to have their own perception of the animated illusion, so you tell me what you think.
Hopefully at one point or another, you’ve been blessed to have witnessed a beautiful anamorphic painting such as the one below. Maybe, you didn’t realize you even came across one and you completely overlooked the sheer beauty. Walking through the streets in Barcelona, I stumbled upon a work of art that made me stop dead in my tracks just to take in how amazing the street art truly was. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to capture a picture. This inspired me to find another piece that was comparable. This incredible piece of anamorphic street art is one that you simply cannot ignore. If I were to have seen this as I was strolling the streets, I would have been worried that I would fall into the water!
Children and adults alike have to love the sheer detailing, choice of color and depth of this anamorphic painting. Since the area is roped off, it helps to add to the illusion and make you stop and think about it even more. The choice of color and texture that was used in this piece is something that required a lot of time and dedication. For me, I am barely capable of drawing a simple house or tree, let alone anything of this caliber.
Until you have seen something like this in person, you aren’t able to truly appreciate how much work it took to create this anamorphic painting. If you had the time, would you be able to create something as intricate and detailed as this piece right here? Would you have been able to think about creating a design such as this and know how to go about it? Anyone who has this much talent is simply astonishing in my mind. The next time you see something like this art, take the time to sit back and take it all in to see how the illusion was created in the first place.
Let me start off by saying that if you are prone to motion sickness, this might not be the best video for you. With just 15 beads attached by string to a beam above, this incredible trick is just out of control! I can’t believe this is actually possible. These pendulum waves create intricate designs one after another. All I could do is wonder what was coming next. Take a good look at this work of art and lets see who can figure out how its all possible.
I mean it starts off going in a wavelike motion, but then it takes an entirely new direction and starts spiraling around with the numerous beads going in all different directions. The beads start swaying from side to side before forming into two lines and create a wonderful back and forth design. Just when you think you have it figured out, the beads end up separating into individual units and sway in an entirely different motion! Next thing you know, the beads are swaying in a few groups before they join together and start the motion all over again.
How is it that these pendulum waves are able to do all of these different motions with just a single swipe of the beads to get them started? I don’t know about you, but I have yet to figure out how this whole thing works. It had me the minute the beads started doing all different movements and swaying in a variety of different ways. These pendulum waves perform so many different movements that it’s hard to keep up with them all. What are your thoughts on this? Would you consider it as an optical illusion? This video is definitely ideal at keeping the kids and pets entertained and amazed.
Many people have a hard time grasping what the meaning behind an optical illusion really is. I am no exception to the rule although I try my best to decipher the true meaning behind these works of art! Depending on the illusion, I can sit there for what seems like forever and never really get to the bottom of it. This Tetrahedron wasn’t any different for me. After looking at it for a little while, I still couldn’t quite grasp what the whole point of it was. It only appeared to be a spinning triangle that boasted a variety of colors in the image itself.
You tell me. What did you get out of this animated gif? Am I totally missing something in this simplistic piece of art? Did you notice how the color changes as the Tetrahedron spins around? The way the light reflects through the image is pretty cool and not something I would have ever thought of on my own. In reality, this thing is so simple that it shouldn’t be as intriguing as it is. Yet, I find myself sitting here and staring at the thing as it rotates round and round changing color along the way.
From green to brown to green to brown, the color changing technology in this Tetrahedron is something that you have to watch and observe to gain a full understanding of the illusion. Even though it looks like a triangle to me, that doesn’t mean you are going to think the same thing. Everyone has their own opinion on what optical illusions are cool and which ones they find boring or uninteresting. Take the time to explore this rotating shape and see what you get out of it. Maybe you will see something that I didn’t, but for me, it really was something simple and amazing all at the same time.
As far as brain teasers are concerned, this one created by Istvan Orosz left me clueless as to what connects to what. When I first stumbled across this illusion, I sat for a few minutes trying to determine how it was even possible, how one column connects to another and yet appears to be different. Take a moment and sit back. Look deep into this illusion and share with me what you find. What is the first thought that crosses your mind? Did you catch on to this brain teaser right away or are you as lost as I am?
For me, I found myself turning my head trying to set this optical illusion straight. The more I turned my head, the more crooked it seemed to become. I mean in all honesty, there is no possible way that a building could be constructed in this manner, right? If that were the case, I would love to see it for myself. I don’t think I would be brave enough to try and walk around the structure, but it sure would be interesting to see something like this in real life. How about you? What are your thoughts on the whole thing?
Sure, plenty of brain teasers are out there, but did you ever see something as intriguing as this one is? Regardless of how many illusions you might have seen, each one brings something new and unique to the table. Until you have the chance to take in this illusion, you won’t be able to understand the complexities of the illusion itself. Consider what it would feel like trying to walk along the edges of the structure, while maintaining your balance and going from one level to the next. Do you think you would be capable of being able to make it without falling off the edge?
When it comes to these types of animations, some are a little easier to figure out than others. As someone who has been an avid fan of optical illusions for decades, there are still some that continue to catch me off guard. You might be able to glance quickly at some and decipher what the supposed illusion is in a matter of moments. Others, you might sit there for hours on end trying to figure out what exactly is going on. Take the time to study this illusion and dig into our collection of cool optical illusions. I can assure you nothing else will ever compare to what you are going to witness here.
At first, the brain teaser seems like nothing more than a bunch of colorful circles on a purple background. In reality, it is much more than that. When you stop to look at the picture, you can see the circles spinning about in all different directions. It literally almost puts you into a hypnotic trance that you have to try and escape and draw yourself away from. As I sat there looking at these cool optical illusions, I caught myself swirling and tilting my head from one side to another just to try and level myself out and get back on an even keel.
Now, I don’t know about you, but seeing a bunch of swirling circles is definitely one way to make you want to lose your lunch or go take a nap. You pick. For me, this was much more than what I had expected. From a child’s perspective, they might see tires spinning around and wondering why something like that is going on with the picture. Everyone has their own ideas and perceptions. See what your friends and family members think about the image and embrace cool optical illusions for what they really are. Make sure to give your eyes some time to focus before trying to run around the house or you might just end up running into something along the way.
How many times have you looked at an optical illusion and sat there just trying to figure it out what’s going on? I was looking diligently to find a quality brain teaser and I found this, Picasso’s Guernica, one that you should try and sort out for yourself. I don’t know about you, but the first time I looked at it, I was in complete disarray.
Even though it is a fairly simple black-and-white color scheme, you will be in astonishment at how much really comes to life in this animated gif. Take a look and you let me what you think about this creepy yet stunning picture. It will truly open your eyes to something you have never imagined before.
Upon first glance, I thought the images were going to jump out of my screen and into my lap! It was as if they were flying at me at an extremely and unexpectedly fast pace. Everyone is going to have their own perception of this Picasso Guernica, but the end result will still be the same. The images truly come to life in a manner like you haven’t seen before. What was the first thing you noticed about the animated Guernica? Was it the bull that was lunging forward or the horse-like creature in the middle of the screen?
Maybe, for you, it was the head in the corner that drew you into its glaring image. If you sit and look at it long enough, you might end up feeling a little queasy. For me, a couple seconds was all I could take before I had to call it quits. This amazing optical illusion of Picasso Guernica is one that I will never forget. I mean, who could forget an illusion where things were leaping out at them made them push back farther into their seat and away from the computer screen. I know I can’t. Fill in your thoughts in the comments below.
When it comes to optical illusions, you never know where you are going to find your next illusion. It could be right in the comfort of your home for all that matters. Have you ever stopped and thought about what might be lurking around the rooms of your home? Did you ever think that something as simple as a window could appear so complicated and confusing? Until you have taken the time to sit back and truly look at the different components that make up your home, you won’t know what you are missing out on.
Take a moment and look at this window illusion by Valentin Dubinin. What do you see when you first look at this picture? What is it that jumps out at you first? Is it the broken windows that draw you in and make you wonder what happened in the illusion? Everyone is going to have something that they notice first about the image. For some, it might be the same as others. Take a look and see what it is that makes you curious about the image and all that it has to offer.
In all honesty, the first thing that made me look at the picture was the broken windows. This window illusion by Valentin Dubinin has far more elements to it than just a broken window though. If you sit and look at the image, you will begin to see all of the intricate detailing in the window frame and the panes themselves. You start to see how everything appears to run together and the panes appear to have the window ledge passing through them. Even though we all know this isn’t possible, it does make you wonder how this illusion came to be in the first place.
The broken windows serve as a great means of drawing your attention away from what the real illusion truly is. Just because you think it might be one thing you are looking at, that doesn’t always mean it truly is in the end. You have to take the time to evaluate the whole picture before making any final decisions on how this whole window illusion came into play. Ask your friends what they noticed about the illusion. Compare notes and see what you can all come up with.
Valentin Dubinin knew what he was doing when he created this stunning piece of artwork. Even though it is simplistic in nature, it truly does make you sit back and think about how it is even possible. For me, I had to look at it a few times to try and determine how one window could look different from so many angles. After taking some time to inspect the picture, I uncovered the mystery behind the illusion. See if you can stump your friends on this one. For more window illusions, check out this Store Window Optical Illusion and see how much fun you can have uncovering the mystery behind the illusion. You never know what’s lurking behind your window pane.
Being able to enjoy the beautiful, blue water of the ocean is one of those things that many people do after working all week. They head out to enjoy some time away from it all, but you never know what you might find on your relaxing day at the beach. If you stop to think about it, how many times have you been out relaxing on the beach and see something that catches you off guard? More times than not, you have probably sat back, relaxed and enjoyed the scenery and peacefulness that abounds.
What would you do if you happened to glance up and see something as amazing as this picture below? As we all know, dogs aren’t meant to have wings. It simply isn’t right, but what if that’s the way things were in the world around you? Would you be worried about these giant flying dogs swooping down all around you? Can you imagine how much trouble it would be to try and take your giant, flying dog for a walk? Needless to say, this dog-bird animal optical illusion is one that truly astonishes and amazes me.
Now, I don’t know about you, but if I ever seen a flying dog, I think I would be heading for cover really quickly. Sorry, but I don’t want to imagine what might happen when one of these ginormous creatures makes their way around my home. Thank goodness this is nothing more than a dog-bird optical illusion or I would be really worried and probably never leave my home.
Isn’t it amazing how something as simple as a dog chasing after a seagull can turn into something so amazing and mind-blowing. Timing is everything when it comes to capturing some of the simplest optical illusions in the industry. All it took was a matter of capturing the picture at the right time to identify this beautiful dog-bird optical illusion that has many people wondering how this is even possible.
If you didn’t realize what it was at first, were you a little worried about the possibility of flying dogs? Science keeps changing the way things are done today, so you never know what might be coming up in the future. For all we know, flying dogs just might happen in the next few years. Look at how far things have come over the last few decades. Times are changing and so is the world around us, so you better be prepared for anything that might be lurking in the shadows.
If you want to see more cool animal illusions like this one, make sure to check out Animal Shadows Optical Illusion. Behind every picture, you might uncover some of the most insane images around. A simple day at the beach turned into something stunning and amazing for beachgoers in New Zealand. The next time you are out enjoying a leisurely day out, take the time to see what might be going on in the world in which you live. Before you know it, you will be snagging some amazing illusions yourself.
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At one point in time or another, you have probably watched as papers fly through the air from a bustling breeze. You might overlook them in your hurried state to try and escape the wind and flee from anything approaching you. Have you ever thought about what might be lurking behind those swirling pieces of paper? Does the thought ever cross your mind that you might be missing out on something truly amazing? Beyond a piece of paper, you might uncover something similar to that of what Vladislav Novikov Barkovsky did with the Wind Dance face illusion.
Many people tend to hurry about from one place to another and never really stop to take things in in their surroundings. It seems as if no one ever stops to appreciate the simple things in life like the trees, beautiful expansive skies, chirping birds and yes, even paper swirling around them. Do you know what you might miss by trying to rush from one location to another? When you first look at this picture, what did you notice first?
What did you think when you looked at this face illusion by Vladislav Novikov Barkovsky? For some people, they look and see nothing more than a bunch of junk and debris swirling all around the area. Others might see the beautiful landscaping complete with trees, luscious grass and more. Architectural lovers will enjoy gazing upon the beautiful building complete with columns and old-world charm. Regardless of what it is that catches your attention, you have to stop and wonder how something like this is even possible in real life.
Something as simple as a piece of paper makes all of the difference in this piece of art. Depending on how you look at it, you might not have noticed all of the other details that make up this picture. Did you ever wonder where this portrait came from? Wonder if you saw this location before somewhere near you? Some people believe it was taken by a courthouse, while others think it looks more like a college campus building. Everyone will have their own opinion and version of what they deem this face illusion by Vladislav Novikov Barkovsky.
Once you have the chance to sit back and take in every little detail in the piece, you will gain an understanding of how something so simple as the world around you can be so intriguing. The next time you are out taking a walk with your friends and family take a look and see what you might find in your surroundings. Perhaps you might find a hidden face like the one in Birds of a Feather Flock Together. Taking the time to look at some of the simpler things in life might just bring some of the most fascinating pictures you have ever seen.
For more optical illusions, make sure to check out some of the animal, outdoor and just plain brain-teasing fun that we have on our site. See how far you can get uncovering some of the hidden pictures in some of the most common objects around.
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At first glance, you may think that this is an easy puzzle to solve. You can spot five or six faces almost immediately. But, what about after you found those few? How long did it take you to find the next five? Did you make it all the way to the fifteen? Or did you give up on there even being 15 faces in this face illusion? Try to spot as many faces as you can before you share it with your friends to see how many they can find.
Originally, this optical illusion was found in the book The Art of Amusing, which was written by Frank Bellew in 1866. “Being a collection of graceful arts, merry games, odd tricks, curious puzzles, and new charades. Together with suggestions for private theatricals, tableaux, and all sorts of parlor and family amusements. A volume intended to amuse everybody and enable all to amuse everybody else; thus bringing about as near an approximation to the millennium as can be conveniently attained in the compass of one small volume.” This brain teaser is sure to give you and your friends a few bad moments before you discover all fifteen faces.
Did you notice the face inside the mole? The one inside his cravat? The first time I glanced at the picture I assumed it would take mere seconds to find them all. Thiry minutes later I was still searching. Of course the more obvious ones jumped out at me, but I didn’t realize there was a face inside the mole until it was pointed out to me.
Bellew expresses his artistic genius through illusions, something not easily mastered. The ability to create pictures inside a picture, to make the viewer look back again, and again to find all the pieces, is a talent that not every artist possesses. He was a pioneer in comics and optical illusions. Charles Dickins says this of Bellew, “Frank Bellew’s pencil is extraordinary. He probably originated more, of a purely comic nature, than all the rest of the artistic brethren put together.” Very high praise from one of the greatest author’s of all time.
Everytime I look at this picture I saw a different aspect of it. The first time I thought it was a solider, the second time a native american, the third a wealthy colonist. And that was before I even noticed the hidden faces. As far as optical illusions go this one sets the bar high. To be able to take a picture and make someone see something different everytime they look at it is amazing.
To be completely honest, I still haven’t found all fifteen of the faces. But I will continue to look; it’s a personal challenge I just can’t walk away from. Maybe you found all fifteen faces in a matter of minutes, see if your friends find them just as fast. Did you notices the ones inside the shadows first? Or only after counting the ones inside the man and it not adding up to fifteen? After you find the 15 faces in this face illusion, check out this picture and see if you can find all the hidden animals!
For some people, they love being able to gaze upon the beautiful, blue skies and watch as the birds soar by. Sitting back and relaxing outside listening to the birds chirp can be a great way to unwind after a long day at the office. Who doesn’t love being able to look at these magnificent creatures? From a small robin to an expansive eagle, every bird has something unique and different to offer the world. Regardless of what type of birds you like, you are sure to love this stunning painted bird optical illusion piece by Oleg Shuplyak.
Oleg knows what it takes to implement the right amount of color and texture to create a work of art that you have to see to understand just amazing they truly can be. From this simple bird piece to some of his other works of art, there is something in every piece that you have to pay attention to and find hidden underneath the layers. Take a look at this painted bird optical illusion piece and see if you can find what seems to be hidden in the piece. Do you see it?
Many people might overlook the pure simplicity and beauty found in this piece, but you will be amazed at how such a simple optical illusion can be created using nothing more than the elements in the world around you. For example, this piece uses nothing more than a bird sitting in a tree and the elements of Mother Nature around it. All it took was leaves and branches to recreate a beautiful bird sitting there with its friend.
At first glance, did you catch the other bird or did you simply look at the picture and think about how nice it was? Were you able to make out the bird rather quickly or did you have to go back to it a couple times to truly find out what the illusion was in the piece. As they say, birds of a feather flock together and that is exactly what you see right here.
Instead of focusing on the one bird, take your attention away and focus on the leaves and the branches that make up the rest of the picture. Do you see how the beautiful orange, red, green and yellow colors blend together to take your mind away from what’s right there in front of you the whole time? It doesn’t matter if you love birds or not because you have to love the beautiful detailing and craftsmanship that make this piece what it is.
If you are looking for some other bird optical illusion pieces, make sure to check out the Two Birds Optical Illusion in our gallery. What might seem like a harmless painted bird optical illusion will leave you wondering how someone was able to come up with something so detailed and timeless. Take the time to explore all of the various optical illusion pieces we have to see just how quickly you can spot the illusion in the piece.
It never ceases to amaze me what some people can do with a little chalk and their imagination. This amazing street art optical illusion comes from a combination of angle and proper scaling. Unlike some other 3-D chalk drawings, this unique design makes the gazer look as if he is standing above the sidewalk hole. This creates more depth and helps make the design all the more impressive.
When you first take a look at this street art drawing, your mind thinks that a perfect square was cut in the middle of a thin layer of the street. The thin layer reveals a whole city below, which has erected an advertisement several stories tall. As the person a top the advertisement gazes with wonder at the people below, it is hard to think that he has not risen above the street. I’ll admit, even I had to do a double take on this one. Has this man risen above the street to stare at the chalk city below or is he part of the illusion?
The key to this amazing street art illusion is in the shadowing, scaling, and all around details of the art. If you ever have the opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of a city, which in this case would be between five and ten stories tall, you would be able to see how small people look. The design here takes advantage of size, both with people and cars, to show depth and realism. Without realistic scaling, the people, cars, and other fine details would be a dead giveaway that something just isn’t right.
Shadows also play a huge role in how this drawing is meant to be viewed. In order for the street art illusion to work just right, the viewer has to be facing the picture at roughly 3 p.m. The real shadows will then align perfectly with those in the drawing, making the picture seem all the more real. In addition to playing on natural shadows, the shades help to portray the scale of the tower in a more natural way. If a large towering advertisement was placed in a town center, you can safely bet that it would cast a bit of darkness on the area for a good portion of the day.
Personally, I like this modern design over some of the other 3-D chalk designs I’ve seen lately. Not that this illusion is any more grand than the others, I like that it plays on realistic scenery. Its not very common to see a waterfall or Ferris wheel poking out of the ground. With modern architecture and plenty of buildings having very elaborate floor plans, you really need to double take and remind yourself that you are on the ground floor of the street when viewing this 3-D chalk drawing.
Optical illusions can be fascinating when they play off of our natural senses and can literally place us in a whole different world. When the artist can not only capture our imagination but do so in a realistic way, the illusion can stand strong.
When it comes to optical illusions, you never know what you are going to find. Regardless of whether you are looking at pictures of animals, people or far off locations, the chance to see something amazing might be closer than you think. For instance, the cheetah optical illusion picture below will have you looking at it twice to figure out what really is going on with the picture. Upon first glance, you might wonder how the image is even possible. Take a moment and see what you think about this ambiguous cheetahs illusion before we provide you with the solution.
How many heads do you see? Does this one cheetah really have two heads? Are these cheetahs conjoined? Can you see how something so simple as a picture of natural wildlife can be so stunning and amazing at the same time? Cheetahs aren’t the only ones who can pull off an illusion like this. The Panda Optical Illusion offers the same mind-blowing tricks that you see here, with a little different spin on things of course.
Behind this endangered species is a beautiful picture that is waiting for you to figure out what really is going on with these two cheetahs. Upon first glance, I thought the cheetah optical illusion was really a cheetah that had two heads for one body. It looked like the one head was growing out the side of its neck. Talk about freaky. When you truly think about it, is that even possible? In a world of mystery and illusion, anything is possible.
Not that I would ever want to meet up with a cheetah with two heads, but it could happen, right? Who knows? After sitting back and really looking at the picture, I determined that it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time that made this cheetah optical illusion possible. Even though it might be a little difficult to tell at first, you can begin to determine where the cheetahs heads and bodies connect.
You can see that the one has its head turned to the side and the one that looks like it should be with the one sitting is the one whose head belongs to the one standing. Pay close attention to the way the back fur is on the one and you will quickly identify where the cheetahs line up. It takes a minute at first, but the intricate details in this stunning picture help bring it all together into one magnificent illusion. Do you see where the individual cheetahs are?
It’s amazing how something as simple as timing and positioning can make something appear surreal. For those who love animal optical illusions, make sure to check out some of the other amazing pieces we have. Beyond this intricate cheetah optical illusion, you will find pandas, horses and many other creatures. You never know what might be lurking in a picture or image that you look at, so make sure and look carefully to see what you might uncover.
Enjoy a good brain teaser every now and then? If you said yes to this then I dare you to take a chance at this brain teaser. The object of this exercise is to say the name of the color the word is printed in, not what the word says. The second part of this brain teaser is you must say it at a normal speaking pace. I will even give you three tries to get through it without slowing down. Can’t seem to get it? Do not worry, you are not the only one having trouble. The better question is; how can this be so difficult? This brain teaser is actually part of what is called “The Stroop Test.”
If Stroop has a test, then what is the actual effect you ask? Well, the Stroop effect is an example of the interesting case where the brain’s reaction time actually slows down when it has to deal with conflicting information. This delayed reaction time is happening because of a processing delay that is caused by competing functions in your brain. This effect is named after John Ridley Stroop who published a paper back in 1935 but the effect had been studied abroad before Stoop’s publishing’s.
So what does all that mean exactly? It basically means in this brain teaser there is a conflict between what we read and what we perceive. Yellow should not be green. Red should not be blue. This sort of illusion also happened in our Test for the Sharp Minded as well. It is also possible that this task is difficult because it requires both hemispheres of our brain to work together. This brain teaser causes both sides of your brain to work at the same time and that is not something that is usually done. Some theories state that the brain reads words faster than it recognizes colors. So when you go to say the color your mind has already read the word, crazy right? After several attempts of the same pattern you may be able to say it without stopping, but change up the words and colors you would have to start all over again. It is an interesting feeling to have your brain actually fight it out with your mouth, I myself came up with words and colors I do not believe even exist.
The great part about this test is it doesn’t just come in words and colors. This brain teaser can actually be done numerous ways and each is just as difficult to do. I have seen some where they are using shapes and colors with mismatched shape names and other colors underneath and you must again attempt to say what shape is printed and the color it is printed it. No matter the use of colors, words, shapes, or symbols the Stroop Test has the same results across the board. This is just another fun brain teaser to do with your friends and see who comes up with the weirdest words and colors.