I am an artist who creates illusion art. I have been creating illusion art since I was a child. I created my first illusion art piece when I was 5 years old. I have been on my own since around the age of 17 and have been making a living as an artist doing illusion art since then.
I create illusion art pieces which are hand painted on top of photographs. It is very time consuming but well worth the energy and effort put into creating these pieces.
I am also creating a blog to show some of the process involved in creating these illusion art pieces. This blog has information on how to get started creating your own illusion art pieces as well as information about my work and what goes into making these pictures.
How to create your own illusions:
Illusions can be created by taking a picture with something that is already there, such as a shadow or reflection, or one can create their illusions by combining two different photos together, one photo for the foreground and one for the background.
Illusion art is a new art form that uses light and mirrors to create 3D images from 2D surfaces. It is a relatively new art form but has immense potential for the future.
Although illusion art dates back to the long history of optical art, it was only in 1995 when computer graphics artist Bruce Shapiro created “Suspended Field” using photoshop and digital images that this somewhat new form of art has been discovered by the world.
There are many different variations of illusion art and there are some basic rules or guidelines to keep in mind if you want to create your own illusion art:
1. The images have to be carefully planned out before they can be created.
2. The images should not fall under any one specific category as they can then be seen as just another piece of artwork rather than a work of illusions.
3. The image should appear to be more than 3-dimensional.
4. Be careful when creating images that need multiple people to pose in them as they may find them hard to coordinate with each other directly during the shooting process.
5. Remember that lighting is very important so make sure you choose the right place and right time to shoot your subjects.”
For the past few years, illusion artist Steve Payne has been working on a project called “The Illusion Art.” His goal was to create an “art” that is not photography or painting but an art made of pure light. The illusion art will be built with LED lights and software. The images that he creates look so real that people can hardly believe it is not a photograph.
Although his first attempt of creating an illusion art by using LED lights failed, he did not give up yet. He started to draw portraits in the same way as paintings with LED lights.
His first work titled “The Girl” was shown at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the opening of MyVisualArt exhibition. The world’s media was there. They were amazed by his creation.
Payne’s second major installation titled “Inner Self” was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in London over 4 days in June 2013 as part of their Summer Exhibition, which attracted over 200,000 visitors.
The third installation, titled “Dancing Lights”, was unveiled at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden on 8 October 2013 to coincide with the start of The Science Group’s Illuminated River Project and became the largest optical sculpture ever created in Britain.”
The concept of illusion art is not new, but the name is. The idea behind it is that you need to create an illusion first, so you can then paint on top of the illusion.
The illusion can be 3D, like a sculpture, or 2D like a painting. As in a classic painting the illusion creates depth and form which makes our brain want to see a horse instead of just a flat canvas. But in an illusion painting we want to fool our brain into seeing something else than what it really is.
The most common subject for an illusion painting are portraits. So as we start out with this project I will show you how to paint your own portrait and make it look realistic. To do so you will have to know about perspective, shading and color theory.
I’m not talking about trickery as much as the idea of creating illusions. They’re a wonderful way to create something that doesn’t really exist. I’m going to take you through the steps on how to do it and show you some examples of what I’ve done in the past.
First, let’s get one thought out of the way. Look up illusion art online and you’ll find lots of amazing work. I’m not saying that everyone can create that kind of work, but there’s nothing holding you back from creating something unique, beautiful and fun.
1) The term illusion art applies to a few different categories of art. It all has something to do with the tricking of human perception.
2) Illusion art is based in math and science. Artists have to have a good understanding of how the human eye and brain work.
3) Illusion art can be displayed on a person, a two-dimensional surface, or even in three dimensions.
4) Illusion art can use any artistic medium: painting, photography, sculpture, performance, etc.
5) The best illusion artists are aware of the viewer’s experience while they view the art. They know what you’re thinking and they want you to think it is real even when you know it isn’t.
It is very hard to see the difference between a work of art and a realistic reproduction of an object, such as a photograph or a painting. The illusion is achieved by the combination of light and the human eye, but it is an illusion nonetheless. The reason it is called an illusion is that at first glance, you may not be able to distinguish the real from the fake.
The fact that we are unable to tell a two dimensional drawing from a three dimensional object has been used and known for thousands of years. In fact, the famous artist Leonardo da Vinci loved to create illusions using two dimensional drawings.
A great example of how this was done can be seen in his painting entitled “Lady with an Ermine.” In this painting there is a woman holding what appears to be a white furry animal in her arms. However, if you look closely at the painting you will see that she is actually holding nothing at all! The furry animal on this painting is completely imaginary and was created only by da Vinci’s skillful use of shading and texture.