Op Art Snakes

  Can lines create three-dimensional optical effects? Here is a new example with three snakes trying to camouflage themselves between the lines ... With students of the sixth grade we experienced the 3D effect created only through parallel lines. Before we drew the snakes with pencil and then we filled the sheet of horizontal lines with a sequence of four colors felt-tip pen. Whenever our line … [Read more...]

Lines forming a three-dimensional tree

With the simple combination of parallel lines we can give the impression of three-dimensionality. We did this exercise in the 6th grade classes to demonstrate that we can make a three-dimensional design, just using lines. After drawing a simple tree in pencil, the students have drawn parallel lines with 4 colors in sequence, focusing on the development of lines that should be straight on the … [Read more...]

Optical illusion cube

Is it a small cube in a room or a large cube that lacks one corner? Is easier to draw this cube, rather  than to describe in words how to draw it ! We used a squared paper to draw (freehand!) the lines that create the cube, counting six segments to the outer cube and three for the inner cube. While drawing you have to follow the instructions carefully, only in that way it will be possible for … [Read more...]

Street Art in my back yard

I tried the Anamorphosis technique in my courtyard for a 3D effect, It’s very funny! I prepared a little project on paper and I used the slabs of my back yard to have a perspective grid, ready to draw. … [Read more...]