Optical Illusion Drawing

Warning: this activity is very addictive!

Create some stunning pictures with just a pen and some paper and your imagination.

The possibilities are endless.

Once you start practising I don’t think you’ll want to stop.

You don’t need to be good at drawing to create these stunning optical illusions. If you can draw a straight line then you’re set.

It’s a pretty forgiving medium too so even if you make a mistake and keep going, it’s worth it!

It’s very hard to describe what to do in words so I’ve put together a step by step picture ‘map’ to make two of the easiest shapes: triangle and square. Each illusion is made of lots of shapes joined together filled in.

Once you’ve mastered these you’ll be able to experiment with other shapes, lines and colours.

Watch this YouTube video to see the process in action.

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