How to draw optical illusions from artjulz.blogspot.com

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How to create an easy optical illusion and a look at artist Escher. Featured at http://artjulz.blogspot.com.

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Optical Illusions:

Optical Illusions

How many legs does the elephant have? Why does the elephant appear to have four or five legs? :

How many legs does the elephant have? Why does the elephant appear to have four or five legs?

How many legs does the elephant have? Impossible to say Why does the elephant appear to have four or five legs? Our brains looks for clues of three-dimensional perception in 2D images, even when the 2D picture is an impossible object. This image is a paradox illusion. :

How many legs does the elephant have? Impossible to say Why does the elephant appear to have four or five legs? Our brains looks for clues of three-dimensional perception in 2D images, even when the 2D picture is an impossible object. This image is a paradox illusion .

Try to count the number of black dots on the image below...:

Try to count the number of black dots on the image below...

Do you see a rabbit or a duck?:

Do you see a rabbit or a duck?

Optical Illusions…here we go!:

Optical Illusions…here we go! What you will need: White sheet of paper pencil Black Sharpie Ruler Bucket of crayons 2 markers that are complimentary colors WHAT ARE COMPLIMENTARY COLORS? (see the next slide to see if you are right?)

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What are complimentary colors? On a standard color wheel they are the colors opposite each other (red/green, yellow/blue). They look good together and compliment each other. In other words colors that mix well together to create another pleasing color.

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What you should have: White sheet of paper pencil Black Sharpie Ruler Bucket of crayons 2 markers that are complimentary colors

1)  Locate the center of the page - draw a dot with a pencil.:

1)  Locate the center of the page - draw a dot with a pencil.

2) Still using the pencil, draw 6 straight lines through the center.:

2) Still using the pencil, draw 6 straight lines through the center.

3)  Still using the pencil, draw "happy face" curved lines in alternate sections. :

3)  Still using the pencil, draw "happy face" curved lines in alternate sections.

3)  Keep going…:

3)   Keep going…

4)  Starting at the center dot, color in the sections with marker, alternating one colored, one blank (these were my purple sections).  :

4)   Starting at the center dot, color in the sections with marker, alternating one colored , one blank (these were my purple sections ).  

4)  Start at the dot each time. Keep going… :

4)   Start at the dot each time. Keep going…  

4)  Keep going…:

4)   Keep going…

4)   Use a colored pencil or crayon (in the same color) to shade the edges of the blank sections.:

4)   Use a colored pencil or crayon (in the same color ) to shade the edges of the blank sections. Like this soft purple shading

4)   Shade all the way around.:

4)   Shade all the way around.

5)  Using the pencil again, draw "sad face" curved lines in the left over sections. :

5)  Using the pencil again, draw "sad face" curved lines in the left over sections.

5)  Using the pencil again, draw "sad face" curved lines in the left over sections. :

5)  Using the pencil again, draw "sad face" curved lines in the left over sections.

M. C. Escher:

M. C. Escher

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Maurits Cornelis , nicknamed " Mauk ", was born in Leeuwarden , The Netherlands . He was a sickly child, and was placed in a special school at the age of seven and failed the second grade. [3] Though he excelled at drawing, his grades were generally poor.

6)  Color in these sections with marker, alternating one colored, one blank (these were my yellow sections).  Remember to begin at the center. :

6)   Color in these sections with marker, alternating one colored , one blank (these were my yellow sections ).   Remember to begin at the center.

6)  Color in these sections with marker, alternating one colored, one blank (these were my yelloow sections).  Remember to begin at the center. :

6)   Color in these sections with marker, alternating one colored , one blank (these were my yelloow sections ).   Remember to begin at the center.

6)  Color in these sections with marker, alternating one colored, one blank (these were my yellow sections).  Remember to begin at the center. :

6)   Color in these sections with marker, alternating one colored , one blank (these were my yellow sections ).   Remember to begin at the center.

Use a colored pencil or crayon (in the same color) to shade the edges. Like you did the first color. :

Use a colored pencil or crayon (in the same color ) to shade the edges. Like you did the first color.

7)  Trace over all pencil lines (straight and curved) with a black marker. :

7)  Trace over all pencil lines (straight and curved) with a black marker.

Write about what you see. What does your optical illusion look like to you?:

Write about what you see. What does your optical illusion look like to you?

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