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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.

Artist Uses Perspective, Miniature Car Models And A $250 Camera To Create Realistic Historical Photos

By • Oct 17th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions, Photography

Michael Paul Smith is the perfect example of an artist with a passion for what he does. For the last 25 years, he has spent some of his spare and much of his professional time making miniature models and photographing them, creating a gallery of vintage car photographs from a fictional 1950s American town called Elgin Park.

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.

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.

Amazing Nature Inspired Body Art Illusions by Johannes Stoetter

By • Jul 9th, 2013 • Category: Art, Body Art, Latest Posts

It may be hard to believe, but the frog you’re about to see is not a frog at all! Inspired by nature, recognized body painter Johannes Stoetter turns living models into animals, fruits, flowers or blends them with the surroundings. These impressively detailed paintings take up to five months of thorough planning and up to eight hours of work to complete.

This Photo Mosaic is Actually a Single Photograph!

By • Jun 26th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions, Photography

This colorful picture by Bela Borsodi may look like a photo mosaic made of 4 separate images, but it’s actually a single photograph! The effect was achieved by cleverly using item edges and sorting everything by color. The amazing illusion was created for the album “Terrain” by VLP.

Artist Makes Everyday Objects Completely Unusable

By • Jun 21st, 2013 • Category: Art, Digital Art, Latest Posts

Switzerland-born Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso has a strange fetish for making everyday objects totally unusable. Each of the objects in Colarusso’s pictures are strange, and more than being useless, they would even cause you problems if applied in everyday life: from Egyptian hieroglyphs on a keyboard to a square rolling-pin, or an ordinary hammer with an electrical plug to a table tennis racket with a whole in the middle.

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.

Black and White Illusions by Chema Madoz

By • May 13th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions, Photography

If you love photography and and optical illusions, Spanish photographer Chema Madoz has a perfect mix for you! His unmistakable style is not burdened with unnecessary cluster and details, always in black and white and with a witty catch in every picture.

Massive Optical Illusion Made of Recycled Objects

By • Apr 11th, 2013 • Category: Art, Installation, Latest Posts, Optical Illusions

You may think you’re looking at a bizarre painting, but look closer, and you’ll realize that it’s actually an anamorphic 3D sculpture. The massive portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté is the latest work of French artist Bernard Pras. It was created entirely out of recycled materials such as clothes and rags, wood, glass lanterns, dishes, rubber and other trash Bernard would gather from the installation site.

Creepy Lip Makeup by Sandra Holmbom

By • Feb 25th, 2013 • Category: Art, Body Art, Latest Posts

Swedish makeup enthusiast Sandra Holmbom admits that her latest eye-lip make-up isn’t pretty, but for some reason it’s hard to take your eyes away from it. It leaves you confused and unsure whether it’s an eye or lips you’re looking at. If you still haven’t guessed, she painted the super realistic eye on her own lips! To make it look more confusing at a first glance, Sandra even attached fake eyelashes on the upper lip.