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Magic Self-Moving Droplets’ Whirl

I would like to share with you an autokinetic illusion design project of my creation. An autokinetic pattern is a static image that magically moves like a GIF. You can find this how-to in my new book “How To Draw Incredible Optical Illusions” [you can buy this book from Amazon US or Amazon UK]…

How-To
After rotating, expanding illusory movements, let’s try something different: a continuous ascending/descending movement of droplets… Here we go.
Draw a triangle and its mirror image as depicted in fig. 1.a. Add graduated shading to both triangles: one with black to dark gray, the other with gray to white gradation (fig. 1.b).
Erase the contours of the geometric shapes and form the first cell (fig. 1.c), which will allow you to create this amazing illusory two-way motion.

Starting with the basic

Sparkling Squares

Here is a new pattern design project of my creation. You can find this how-to in my new book “How To Draw Incredible Optical Illusions” [you can preorder or buy this book from Amazon US or Amazon UK ]…

How-To
1. Divide a square into radial segments in order to yield perfect black radial beams as shown below.
2. Then rotate the square 45 degrees and make an alignment of the same.
3. Fit to the first row another alignment of squares that has been mirrored.

Continue the steps 2 and 3 above until you obtain a large enough pattern, as shown below. Eventually, when you shift your gaze around this pattern the small dots appear to sparkle!

If we rotate each square of the pattern around its central point, new amazing patterns are created.

Why not animate the rotation of the squares and render an im

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