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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Top 10 Amazing Drawing Tricks

HOwarTest your powers of observation with this amazing set of drawing illusion games. In each clip something has been drawn by artist Howard Lee - can you spot it...

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Howard Lee demonstrates his talents at drawing objects that are as close to the real thing as you can get.

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3D Drawing: A Realistic Glass of Water/ AMAZING illusion anamorphic - YouTube

Amazing speed painting of an anamorphic 3D Glass of water! ★ Subscribe http://goo.gl/Sznejb for more great Speed Art Portraits, 3D Art and Drawing Tutorials ...
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This would be a marvellous skill to have.  Well, watch this video to work out how the artist does it.

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How to Draw a 3D Optical Illusion of Your Hand

How to Draw a 3D Optical Illusion of Your Hand | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Handimania has created an awesome tutorial video that demonstrates how to draw a fun 3D optical illusion of your hand. All you need is paper, a pencil, and some colorful markers. With the pencil, t...
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NIce activity and it looks good as well.

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3D Illusions

3D Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
There is not much information about Italian hobby artist Alessandro. But what we do know is that he has a wild imagination and enjoys making anamorphic art.
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Alessandro is an amazing artist.  How does he do this?

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Spooky Science: Make a Ghostly Illusion: Scientific American

Spooky Science: Make a Ghostly Illusion: Scientific American | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A visual Halloween trick from Scientific American...
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Drawing a Spiral Pattern Hole - Anamorphic Illusion

Drawing a spiral pattern hole, anamorphic optical illusion, 3D trick art Inspired by the hole in the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Materials used:...
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Simple instructions on creating the appearance of a hole in paper.

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Notepad Illusions Look Like 3D Sculptures, But They're 2D Illustrations

Notepad Illusions Look Like 3D Sculptures, But They're 2D Illustrations | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
When you first glance at artist João A. Carvalho's notepad paper illustrations, you may think you're seeing 3-dimensional objects. But on closer inspection, they're actually simple but clever illusions that use lines and shading to make images pop from the page.
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A very tricky set of illusions on notepad.

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It is Not Escher’s Hands

It is Not Escher’s Hands | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
South African artist Jono Dry makes a beautiful tribute to M.C.
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Lovely set of images.  The Escher homage is a highlight.

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Six Ways to Create the Illusion of Space

Learn how to create the illusion of space in this free video art lesson brought to you by thevirtualinstructor.com.
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Incredible Moving Optical Illusions By Brusspop

Incredible Moving Optical Illusions By Brusspop | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A great magician never reveals his secrets. But a great optical illusionist shares the tricks of the trade so generously...
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