Latest Illusions

Widder's Ball Illusion

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"Direction Sensing" is a type of illusion of which has an image that appears to change as a function of physical movement by the observer.

In this “Widder’s Ball” illusion, as the head moves forward and eyes focus and concentrate only on the small black dot at the center, the red gradient begins to flow outwards to fill the ball.

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Good From Far, But Far From Good

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A simple play on perspectives and basic human male desire come together to form this illusion. What initially appears to be a beautiful lady is actually...well, let's not spoil the surprise.

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This Causes Bad Eyes

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Which did you see first, the blocks or the words?
The sentence will have you question your vision as you squint to make out the illusion! So don't try too hard.

If you still can't make out the phrase, close your eyes for several seconds, stand back at a distance, and then look at it again.
If you can't make out the blocks, I find that moving in closer helps.

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Pencil Illusion

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Slowly scroll down the page. Then slowly scroll back up. Do you notice anything in particular about these pencils?

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Clever Pin Tricks

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With clever performance and witty delivery this college student shows us his skills with stationary pins. At first, two pins are dropped into the victim's hand and appear suddenly attached. The victim appears unconvinced, and so the magician continues to magically detach and reattach the pins in plain view and at different speeds. Yet he was still unconvinced.

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Interactive Street Trompe L'oeil

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From an unknown artist we have a series of paintings that all look like they have been drawn in the same city, perhaps even on the same street. These Trompe L'oeil are quite interactive and pedestrians alike seem to enjoy taking part in some of the illusions. One more bonus image of a beautiful lady blending in with a wall using body paint.

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The Castle Of Illusion

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This is 100% photoshop free. 2 Much Caffeine on Flickr created this using actual lego pieces. The detail in this work is phenomenal and makes me wish I was this good at lego when I was a kid!

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Stage Magic Dice And Cards

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Ordinary magic with dice and cards can be made to work on stage and this high school magician will show you how. Complete tricks are not shown, but the way he incorporates the audience is clever. This author wishes his high school was cool enough to have a magic show. Though we did have a "sexual hypnotist" perform live hypnosis one year...

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Creating Your Own Magic

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Magicians and illusionists alike often create their own magic to set a name for themselves. Their tricks or illusions will often be inspired by older, classic tricks but have been taken to new heights or given clever new twists. Let's present a quick run through of the important questions to consider:

  1. What tricks or illusions do you already know?
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Single Sheet Animated Paper: Illusion and How To

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"Absolutely Genius."

The inventor of this animation is unknown, but it has been featured in a children's book called Gallop! by Rufus Butler Seder at Eye Think.

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