How to Draw Impossible Illusions

How To : Draw an impossible triangle in MS Paint

Have you seen the impossible triangle and wondered how it was created? This video will show you how to draw an impossible triangle using Microsoft Paint. Draw an impossible triangle in MS Paint. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

How To : Draw the impossible triangle

This is a short instructional video showing you the easiest way to draw an impossible triangle. Follow along with the demonstrator to capture the lines to sketch this physical enigma. Just because it can't exist, doesn't mean you can't render it. Watch this video tutorial and ...more

How To : Draw the impossible two circles

The impossible two circle proposition is a common bet among friends. How is it possible to draw one circle inside another without even lifting your pen off the page? This video will show you how.

How To : Begin drawing the illusion of depth

How does it feel when you draw? What do you want to draw? Watch this instructional drawing video to begin drawing optical illusions. Draw a photograph to begin understanding the optical illusion of depth.

How To : Draw a cool optical illusion

Optical illusions don't require fancy techniques; this one relies entirely in the details. Gather up a pen/pencil, paper, and a pair of scissors. Draw a parallelogram to be used as the template for both tabletops in this sketch. By varied angling, leg lengths, and color, the t ...more

How To : Draw manga/anime characters in love

Ever thought it was hard or impossible to draw the manga characters with emotions? Minicustom, a very skilled manga sketcher, will take you through all the steps to create your dream manga character using modern sketching techniques to create authentic professional looking man ...more

News : Truly Impressive Fire Box Optical Illusion

Wow. Really fantastic fire illusion by WonderHowTo favorite, BrussPup. Hang in there, the magic starts to happen at 0:34. Previously, Jerry Andrus and His Impossible Box. Create Fake 3D Objects with Camera Illusions. Artist With Waaay Too Much Time and Money, Paints Pointless ...more

How To : Draw a realistic human nose

The nose is one of the many challenging facets of drawing the human face realistically, and its central location makes it impossible to hide your mistakes. This video will demonstrate for and explain to you, the budding artist, how to draw a good-looking nose in pencil. Step- ...more

How To : Draw a biomechanical-themed tattoo sleeve design

Designing a tattoo sleeve is a challenging and important task for any tattoo artist or recipient, as they are huge, expensive, nearly impossible to hide and, like all tattoos, with you forever. This four-part video demonstrates the sketching and inking of a sleeve design with ...more

News : Jerry Andrus and His Impossible Box

Below is a great video that shows a classic illusion designed and built by Jerry Andrus.  Jerry is a backyard magician and illusionist who created his own kind of special magic tricks for his entire life, up until his death in 2007. Jerry Andrus and his amazing illusions, feat ...more

How To : Create a hammer and ruler impossible illusion

See what you can do to impress your friends with a hammer and a ruler. This magic illusion is sure to impress your friends. Watch the hammer hooked to the foot-long plastic ruler dangle and balance from the edge of a countertop. Next, see the the reveal of the illusion, which ...more

How To : Draw the young lady or old hag illusion

It's time to discover how fun art and drawing is! Learn how to draw young lady or old hag illusion. Drawing is a way of creating and expressing ourselves, and therefore the result is always beautiful. Drawingnow.com brings you step-by-step drawing tutorials on many different ...more

How To : Draw an optical illusion with same-sized lines

At first glance, this drawing looks like nothing special, just an odd design of lines, but then you notice the two bolded lines. They look like they are different sizes, but are they? No! They are the exact same length. Tricky… very tricky. To learn how to create this optical ...more

How To : Draw anime/manga backgrounds

Watch this video to learn how to draw backgrounds for anime and manga. "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on how to draw and color backgrounds for a manga-style illustration. The emphasis is on using color and linework to create the illusion of depth.

How To : Symmetrically wing your eyeliner

Red Bull isn't the only thing that gives you wings. In fact, you can don a pair of wings yourself by painting on winged cat liner on your eyelids. Winged liner is a coveted makeup look because it helps to lengthen and enlarge small eyes, make close set eyes appear farther apar ...more

How To : Origami a water bomb tessellation

This is one water bomb that's more postmodern art than scary - though fun - splashy summertime weapon. Using intricate tessellated origami folds and a drawn-on grid you'll learn how to create this interesting shape. The resulting shape can be modified; you can scrunch it toge ...more

How To : Draw realistic looking people with Michael Weisner

Illustrator Michael Weisner takes us through the steps on how to draw realistic people. Needed:PaperDrawing Utensils 1. Draw the Head using sharp lines, in a vaguely oval shape 2. Fill out the neck and torso and shade using overlapping lines to create the illusion of 3 dimensi ...more

How To : Draw a koi fish in Photoshop

This is an excellent kids tutorial to draw a koi fish easy and simply using a Adobe Photoshop. The artist shows you how to hand draw the body, add the fins and other features of the fish. Then you create guidelines to make a perfect pattern of scales on the fish. Next he start ...more

Get Mind-Screwed : The Grand Illusion of the Year

The Illusion Contest of the Year recently announced their top ten finalists, and the overwhelming crowd and jury favorite is Impossible Motion: Magnet-like Slopes by Koukichi Sugihara of the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Japan. Ready? Brain- ...more

How To : Draw perspective and depth

Learning how to draw is a very much about learning how to see. Watch this instructional drawing video to begin to draw the illusion of depth on a flat surface. Most people can see perfectly fine and understand the concept of depth in space. However, drawing becomes tricky when ...more

How To : Begin drawing three dimensional objects

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw objects in space. You can draw three dimensional objects if you can create the illusion of depth within a space. If the page is a space, how can you make a series of points appear as though they are floating within that open space ...more

How To : Make a penrose triangle

Kipkay demonstrates how to make a penrose triangle, an impossible object, out of paper. This is a very well known optical illusion in three dimensions. Make a penrose triangle. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

News : Why Are Our Brains Fooled By Optical Illusions?

My mind is playing tricks on me! Discover Magazine systematically dissects five fantastic optical illusions. The scientific explanations are logical: "our brains are programmed to see the world in three dimensions instead of two" ...or... "illusion arises when cells in the ...more

How To : Draw a beautiful unicorn

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a beautiful unicorn. Start off by drawing the outline of the unicorn, using circles to show where the head and joints are. Draw long lines for the legs and the tail. Then, draw on the point for the head and start to add in the details of ...more

How To : Draw eyebrows and eye lashes

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw eyebrows and eye lashes. First, sketch out the basic shape of the eyebrow. Cross edge with a 2B pencil, then blend it in to lighten in and act as a skin tone. Then, draw the actual hair with a B pencil, going upwards with the pencil strok ...more

How To : Draw people in motion

In this video, we learn how to draw people in motion. Start off by drawing a shoulder and an arm. After this, draw the body, then continue down to draw the legs. Next, draw the head on the body and draw the second body dancing with the first one. Draw the clothes on then add d ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon skull in profile

First, make the chin of the skull by drawing out a slight sharp curve facing downwards. Then, make the forehead and the upper part of the skull by drawing huge slight curves. Draw a circle on the spot where the eye socket should be. Draw a curve at the side of the circle to gi ...more

How To : Draw a Halloween cat

We are shown how to draw a Halloween cat in a several easy steps. First A large circle is drawn. Then in the middle a cat is drawn with an arching back, tail held high. After the cat is completed the background around the cat is filled in with black, giving a silhouette illusi ...more

How To : Begin drawing gestures

Watch this two part instructional drawing video to draw the illusion of motion. You can draw lines to appear as though they are moving through space based on their thickness and directional flow. Learn to draw gestures by drawing decisive lines that operate in relation to each ...more

How To : Transform shapes in Flash

This simple video tutorial teaches you how to create an animation of basic shapes transforming from one shape to another when using Flash. The tutorial handles drawing basic shapes, such as squares and rectangles and resizing and transforming them one by one. Then, through t ...more

How To : Apply old age makeup for costume or theater

Apply foundation in a shade close to your natural skin color or slightly darker. Make sure it is even and smooth. It is very important to remember when sculpting your face with makeup that highlight creates the illusion of an area coming out, while shadow causes it to recede. ...more

News : Rear End Illusions

Let's take a look at the softer side of illusions! Check out the images below and see if you can crack what's really behind these photos. This type of optical illusion is usually referred to as an ambiguous image. Your brain tries to make quick sense out of the information com ...more

How To : Perform the "ordinary plastic bag" card trick

Adrenaline0Studios reveals the secret behind his "Ordinary Plastic Bag" trick. This trick involves getting a card inside a perfectly normal plastic bag without opening said bag. First task is getting a person pick a card and figuring out what the card is (procedures are on ano ...more

News : Real or Fake? Impossible Wooden Waterfall

It takes a special kind of mind to look at an M.C. Escher drawing and see a blueprint. And yet, looking at this working 3D model of Escher's Waterfall, one gets the impression that YouTube's mcwolles may have done just that! One thing's clear: like Escher's famous lithograph, ...more

How To : Make a 3D paper city

Learn how to make a three dimensional city from a sheet of paper. Start with a flat drawing of a city scape and a sharp X-acto knife. Cut along each vertical line of each window. Cut along each horizontal line of each window. Be very precise and do not cut past the end of the ...more

How To : Create gesture or movement in drawings

Motion can be difficult to capture in drawings; it takes a certain technique to render the impression of a gesture by tricking the eye into moving along with the shape of the sketch. Watch this video drawing tutorial and learn how to create the illusion of movement or motion i ...more

News : The Fingers Intro Part 2

Hello again ! This is the second part to Fingers from a Hand Analysis perspective.Where as the first Video just covers basic introductions to the Fingers, this part two Video takes things a little bit further and examines ......Finger Shape ;- Length suggesting mental speed, M ...more

How To : Practice ventriloquism

You're standing right in front of us, but your voice sounds like it's coming from over there! Color your friends impressed by learning the fine art of ventriloquism. Step 1 Make sure you have a quiet, secluded, place to practice with a mirror. Step 2 Don’t move your lips. In ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 2: Painting

Whereas yesterday's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device focused on the technical elements of drawing from life, today we enter the painterly realm of David Hockney and Jorge Colombo. The apps below can be categorized under "painting"—or more accurately, the digital creat ...more

News : The Latest and Greatest Kinect Hacks

Nobody could predict the success of Microsoft's Kinect, not even Microsoft themselves. So, it was quite a surprise when it ended up earning a Guinness World Record for fastest-selling consumer electronics device, and an even bigger surprise to see people buying one that didn't ...more

News : Mind the Epic Gap!

"Mind Your Step" is a gargantuan street illusion staged in Stockholm's most public square, Sergels torg. Created by artist Erik Johansson, the illusion will be up until June 12th, so swing by if you happen to be in Sweden. Erik has documented his entire creative process here, ...more

How To : Contour your lips

Sarah long teaches viewers how to contour their lips. First, you will need lip balm. It should be simply used just to moisturize your lips. Now, take a piece of sandpaper and lightly roll it over your lips. This will exfoliate the lips. You shouldn't do this all the time! (may ...more

How To : Paint Halloween pumpkin nails

Begin by painting your full nails orange. Any orange will work for this design; just keep in mind that more than one coat of nail polish may be needed to get a bold and opaque shade. I did two coats of orange to get the coverage shown in the photograph. Using a liner brush li ...more

How To : Dress if you're a short woman

Get a leg up on the competition with these wardrobe tips. You Will Need * Petite and vintage clothes * Visually interesting tops * Small prints * Wide-leg pants * Empire or V-neck wrap dresses * Backless shoes and high heels Step 1: Head to the petite department Head to the p ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 3: 3D Modeling

Today's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device takes us into the third dimension. The below apps are suitable for beginners looking to venture into the world of 3d modeling, as well as pros who simply want the basics of Maya in their pocket. Build models/3D mockups or small ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Directed Microwave Energy

Welcome to Microwave Energy—the next part of my Making Electromagnetic Weapons series. For the Electromagnetic Pulse Generator, check out the last three articles (One, Two and Three). I'm sure almost all of you have used a microwave at some point in your lives. As a child, I ...more

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