A post shared by 🎨RJ🎨 (@cakefacerj) on May 15, 2018 at 10:48am PDT Self-taught makeup artist, simply known as RJ (aka @cakefacerj), uses her face as her canvas to create striking optical illusions. With makeup brushes as her tools and brightly-colored eye shadows and pigments as her palette, RJ’s impressive portfolio of trompe-l'œil looks showcase her superb skills and boundless creativity.
Photographer John Dykstra has had a long artistic journey.
Los Angeles-based artist Katy Ann Gilmore combines art and mathematics to transform ordinary, flat surfaces into incredible three-dimensional illusions.
Things are not what they seem on the plates of chef Ben Churchill. His food art is an ongoing series of optical illusions that conceal delicious desserts under the guise that they’re inanimate objects or completely different dishes. Churchill is a master at forming his pannacotta, sponge cakes, and jellies to mimic the size and shape of what he’s trying to imitate; they look so convincing that you only realize they're sweet treats once you dig in.
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As technology advances, many artists are using digital tools to create mind-bending optical illusion art.
Our mind is constantly trying to make sense of the world around us, and sometimes certain combinations of lines and colors result in mind-bending optical illusions. These phenomenons not only give us a scientific view into the complexity of the human brain, but they’re pretty fun too! One of the latest illusions to trick our eyes (and mind) is this blurry combination of pastel hues.
Special effects makeup artist Monika Falčik produces striking—yet subtle—looks that will make you do a double-take.
Artist Ramon Bruin creates striking anamorphic illusions on paper. When viewed from just the right vantage point, buildings, creatures, and surreal images come alive and seemingly pop off the page. We have long been fans of Bruin’s work, and he continues to experiment with the format of his illusion art.
For fans of manga art, you might look at this image of two racing cars and think it’s an illustration...
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