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The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions - by Jonathan Stephen Harris (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 128

Genre: Art

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Book theme: Drawing

Author: Jonathan Stephen Harris

Language: English

Street Date: November 1, 2017
TCIN: 53068951
UPC: 9781633223554
Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-3856


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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