illusions

Which Of These Leaves Are Not Actually Real?

Video: Super-photorealistic drawings are always fun to see because they tickle your brain into thinking things that you know are fake could possibly maybe be real because they just look so similar. Here’s a drawing from Dino Tomic showing a leaf drawing with a pile of other leaves. It’s hard to tell which one is fake!


Mind-Boggling Body Painter Makes It Look Like She's Reattaching Her Head

Video: Hikaru Cho is an amazing body painter who bends reality and breaks eyeballs with her art. Here’s an old favourite where she essentially makes her neck disappear and creates a floating head only to re-attach it later. It’s done completely through body paint with no Photoshopping whatsoever.


Simple GIF Vision Test Shows How Good Your Eyesight Is

Do you see Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe? If you see Einstein, that means your vision is good! If you see Marilyn Monroe, your eyes need some help. In the GIF above, you should see both as it zooms in. When the image is further away and smaller, you’ll see Marilyn. As it comes closer, you’ll see Einstein. The quicker you see him, the better your eyesight.


OculusĀ Used These Optical Illusions To Prove Everything We Know Is Wrong

Virtual reality isn’t ready yet. Oh, it’s damn good — but it can’t quite fully convince you that you are someplace you’re not. How sure are you of the “real world”, anyhow? Today, Oculus guru Michael Abrash used these kickass optical illusions to show how fake our reality can be.


Some People See This Dress As White And Gold While Others See Black And Blue

This image is circulating around the internet right now, and it shows a picture of a dress that is so very clearly white and gold to me. But’s black and blue to so many other people. It’s black and blue to Google Image Search. Photoshop’s eyedropper tool says it’s black and blue. But I only see white and gold.


I Love These Optical Illusions That Appear To Move

I never get tired of Brusspup’s Amazing Animated Optical Illusions series because I love making my eyes feel dumb and in turn making myself feel even dumber. It’s always good to humble yourself with optical illusions. Especially optical illusions that seem to be animated to move but are actually just well designed images.


Artist Transforms Real People Into 2D Living Paintings

Video Artist and photographer Alexa Meade creates art and optical illusions that let people walk right into her work. She paints portraits onto her subjects’ bodies and transforms their very 3D presence into two-dimensional images.


Magician Can Guess The Card You're Thinking About Through This Video

Our eyes are too slow and our brains are too easily fooled. Just watch this video where Illusionist Eric Leclerc shows off by reading our minds through a simple YouTube video. He plays around with us in the beginning but at the end, he just jumped through the computer screen to peer into our wrinkled brain.


Watching This Video Makes You Hallucinate Without Any Drugs

The Illusion Lab created a fun illusion video that can cause some serious hallucinogenic effects just from watching the video. It only lasts for a little while, but you’ll definitely feel as if the world around you is alive like you’ve never seen it before.


The Beautiful Surreal Worlds Of Erik Johansson

Photographer and retouch artist Erik Johansson produces some remarkable illusions. If you are curious about how his latest image — entitled Landfall – was put together then this video has a lot of the answers as Erik takes us through the process from concept to completion.


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