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This Parrot Is Actually A Human Being!

By • Mar 20th, 2014 • Category: Art, Body Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions

Johannes Stoetter, the talented artist whom we previously wrote about on Bored Panda, is back at it again with more incredible body art. This time, his colorful and detail-oriented paintbrush has transformed a patient model into a beautiful and bright macaw parrot. In the images below, Stoetter’s beautiful optical illusion gradually unravels. We see how the model was painstakingly painted to obscure the lines of her body and to melt them together into those of the beautiful parrot she becomes.

How Randall Rosenthal Turned Some Wood Into A Box Full Of Cash

By • Jan 15th, 2014 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions, Sculpting

Randall Rosenthal, a wood sculptor from New York, has become a modern master of an art form probably about as old as we are. What seems like a cardboard box full of cash is actually a wooden sculpture called “Cold Hard Cash” carved by Rosenthal out of a single (glued-together) block of wood. Between his amazing cardboard box piece and all the other paper mimicry that he does, there’s a lot to be impressed about.

Mind-Bending Hovering Tree Illusion by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany

By • Jan 3rd, 2014 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions

Graphic designer Daniel Siering and art director Mario Schuster recently threw an illusion bomb on a casual rural area in Potsdam, Germany. The two co-workers at ART-EFX wrapped a part of a trunk with foil and covered it with spray paint, masterfully mimicing the surrounding behind the tree.

New 3D Pencil Drawings by Ramon Bruin

By • Dec 13th, 2013 • Category: Art, Drawing, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions

Ramon Bruin (previously written about here and here) keeps on astonishing us with his realistic 3D pictures. We’d like to show you some of the latest drawings of our favorite Dutch artist. In this highly talented man’s hands, a sheet of white paper and a regular pencil become powerful tools used to play tricks on our eyes. It’s amazing how various animals and insects come to life through Bruin’s optical illusions.

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

By • Nov 26th, 2013 • Category: Art, Body Art, Latest Posts, Photography

Moscow-based photographer and artist Alexander Khokhlov is at it again, creating stunning and unforgettable portraits of models with painted faces. These stunning colored portraits are only the latest in a series of similar works by Khokhlov, who has also created portrait series with powerful black-and-white designs and series parodying the popular Angry Birds game. To create these images, he works with makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan, who painted the models’ faces.

Infinity Mirrored Room By Yayoi Kusama Gives Visitors A Taste Of Space

By • Nov 25th, 2013 • Category: Art, Installation, Latest Posts

Eccentric Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s intriguing art installation at the David Zwirner gallery in New York tussles with a tough concept that most of us have a difficult time wrapping our heads around – infinity. Her “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” installation features infinity rooms that let visitors take a step into an enchanting and endless space.

Incredible Life-Like Octopus Painted in Layers of Resin by Keng Lye

By • Nov 13th, 2013 • Category: Animals, Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions, Painting

Singaporean artist Keng Lye has combined beauty and illusion in a masterful way in this amazing work depicting a small octopus in a bowl. The photos look incredibly life-like, as if it’s a real, squirming, writhing octopus. Keng Lye achieves this beautiful effect by painting delicate paintings onto layer upon layer of crystal-clear resin. As the layers, and the painting, grow, the octopus gains depth and appears to be partially submerged.

This Trippy Video Will Give You Natural Optical Hallucinations

By • Oct 11th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions, Video

This trippy video from ScienceForum has been tested and approved by Bored Panda staff as a way to experience mild hallucinogenic effects. If you watch the video and follow the instructions, you should experience visual waves and distortions for anywhere from 1-5 minutes. The repetitive patterns in the video create recurring psychological stimulation that continues after the video has stopped.

Giant Anteater’s Legs Look Like Pandas

By • Aug 20th, 2013 • Category: Animals, Latest Posts, Weird

What looks like a weirdly crooked panda sniffing the ground, is actually… a leg of a giant anteater! Look closer, and you’ll see its thin snout, tiny eye and one ear right above an astonishing panda-like leg. The illusion is caused by the colors of the anteater’s fur, as its black and white coat forms what looks like panda’s eyes, ears and a nose.

3D Pencil Drawings by Alessandro Diddi

By • Jul 15th, 2013 • Category: Art, Drawing, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions

Italian illustrator Alessandro Diddi erases the line between fiction and reality and makes his 3D drawings leap out of the sheet of paper. Besides light and shadow effects, Alessandro also uses various props, his own hands and even the very pencil he draws with to make his anamorphic drawings come alive when viewed from a certain angle.

More 3D Pencil Drawings by Ramon Bruin

By • Jun 18th, 2013 • Category: Art, Drawing, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions

Do you remember Ramon Bruin and his incredible 3d pencil art we wrote about last year? A mostly self-taught artist from the Netherlands keeps developing his anamorphic techniques and now has a whole bunch of new 3D optical illusions.

Water Running Through a 24hz Sine Wave

By • Mar 13th, 2013 • Category: Latest Posts, Science

We already wrote about Brusspup and his crazy anamorphic illusions – and now he’s back with new tricks! This time he attempts to bend water using an audio speaker set to produce a 24hz sine waves. His first video, testing the principle, made it look as the water was going upwards, but now Brusspup has taken it up a notch and actually makes the water flow in shapes and patterns!