The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions (Paperback)

How to draw mind-bending illusions and three-dimensional trick art in graphite and colored pencil

By Jonathan Stephen Harris

Walter Foster Publishing, 9781633223554, 128pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2017

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

Perfect for beginning artists, The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions will help you create mind-bending optical illusions to fool your brain and tease your senses.

Optical illusions are like magic tricks of the art world. They may look difficult to create, but with just a little bit of guidance, they can be easily achieved. Jonathan Stephen Harris guides you step-by-step in creating mind-blowing pencil drawings, starting with basic optical illusions and progressing to more challenging ones. From impossible shapes to three-dimensional sketches and trick art, you won’t believe your eyes as you learn to draw optical illusions in graphite and colored pencil.

Learn to draw 25 optical illusions, including:
  • 3D Shapes
  • Floating Shapes
  • Impossible Shapes
  • 5-Legged Elephant
  • 3D Horse and Tyrannosaurus rex
  • Transparent Cube
  • Water Droplet
  • Spiral Hole
  • And much more!
Certain techniques can be used to create these types of illusions, and author Jonathan Stephen Harris gives clear instructions for everything you need to know. The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions begins with information on tools and materials, perspective, and shading, and then jumps into the first simple optical illusion. At the end of the book is an inspirational idea gallery for more illusions you can draw. As you work through the optical illusions in this book, you will hone your drawing skills in the most unique way possible, while also exercising your mind with these brain-boosting, unbelievable tricks! Just like a magician, you’ll be able to wow your family and friends with your own stunning optical illusions!


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About the Author

Jonathan Stephen Harris started his freelance artist career drawing portraits of people and pets, and then moved on to creating tattoo flash (tattoo designs) for studios all over the world. He spent 10 years creating custom tattoo designs. Now he spends most of his time painting and creating fonts and typefaces for both personal and commercial use. He has a successful YouTube channel, TattooWoo, showing how-to-draw videos and his processes for creating art and designs. Jonathan is the author of The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions and The Art of Spiral Drawing, both from Walter Foster Publishing.