Illusion

May 11, 2018

Black and White Makeup Transforms Human Faces Into Strangely Familiar Objects

As technology advances, many artists are using digital tools to create mind-bending optical illusion art. However, other creative minds prefer to take a more hands-on approach, reaching for their pencils and paintbrushes to create eye-catching trompe-l'œil techniques. Taking surreal art a step further, Moscow-based husband and wife duo Alexander Khokhlov and Veronika Ershova use the human face as their canvas in their most recent body art series, Humiforms.

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March 27, 2018

Special Effects Makeup Artist Subtly Transforms Her Face Into Striking Illusions

Special effects makeup artist Monika Falčik produces striking—yet subtle—looks that will make you do a double-take. A self-confessed “makeup junkie” from Lithuania, she uses the material to create illusions that her entire face has shifted or that her hand suddenly has a heart-shaped hole in it. Creatures are also popular subjects for Falčik, from beautiful butterflies to slippery reptiles to a ferocious big cat. What’s even more impressive is that Falčik is entirely self-taught.

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March 8, 2018

This Bookstore Seamlessly Aligns People’s Faces With the Perfect Book Covers

A post shared by librairie mollat (@librairie_mollat) on May 14, 2017 at 9:45pm PDT Last year we introduced you to Librairie Mollat, a French bookstore based in Bordeaux that’s famous for on ongoing Instagram series called Book Face. Similar to the sleeveface trend, where people merge their faces with album cover photos, the staff at the 122-year-old Librairie Mollat creates trompe l'oeil portraits by seemingly merging book covers with the faces of their employees.

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February 13, 2018

Hypnotic Illusion of a Drawing Growing Faster Than the Machine Producing It

Artist James Nolan Gandy is known for his mix of artistry and mechanical ingenuity. His mechanical drawing machine not only produces incredible drawings that put your childhood Spirograph to shame, but also results in mesmerizing videos of the drawing process. However, one of his latest videos captured our attention for a different reason. The time-lapse actually makes it appear as though the drawing is growing faster than the machine is actually moving.

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