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Shape and Color

In this section you will find illusions based around shapes and colors. There are several puzzles shown here sure to boggle the mind, have a look through them and see if you can see through each of the illusions, some of them might seem straight forward but are actually a lot more difficult to visualise than you might think, even when you are told how they work.

Hidden animals in trees illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Hidden animals in trees illusion
Added: March 7, 2013 | 8 comments
In this simple black and white optical illusion drawing you can see a group of trees. Hidden amongst the trees are a number of animals which include a lion, deer, pig and a horse. Those are the easier...

Pencils illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Pencils illusion
Added: February 28, 2013 | 22 comments
Here we have a simple optical illusion image of a row of blue artist pencils. As you can see these pencils have eraser ends and the points have been sharpened ready for use. If you count the sharpened...

Taps running water illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Taps running water illusion
Added: February 19, 2013 | 8 comments
This optical illusion image is a row of open taps with blue water flowing down from each one of them. When you look at this picture can you see the blue water lines twist up and down as if they are fl...

Confusing reading illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Confusing reading illusion
Added: February 18, 2013 | 24 comments
In this optical illusion there is a wall of black text on a white background. When you first look at what it says it appears to be nothing but nonsensical gibberish, however this is not the case. Look...

Valentines Day heart illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Valentines Day heart illusion
Added: February 14, 2013 | 3 comments
What better optical illusion for Valentines Day than an image of a beating heart. As you can see this is a picture of a heart shaped image made up from what could be a gold necklace on a red square ba...

Bird in the bush triangle illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Bird in the bush triangle illusion
Added: February 10, 2013 | 34 comments
This optical illusion is one of those kinds where your brain works faster than your eyes and you think you have read the text correctly when in fact you most likely have not. So let us start by lookin...

Hidden message illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Hidden message illusion
Added: February 3, 2013 | 15 comments
There is nothing to see in this image you might be thinking to yourself, it just looks like a randomly patterned grey and white box. If that is all you can see when looking at this optical illusion th...

Moving text illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Moving text illusion
Added: February 1, 2013 | 5 comments
If you read the text in this illusion you will see the words appear to move in the same direction as mentioned in the image. Moving rightward appears to move rightward while Moving leftward appears to...

Zebra illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Zebra illusion
Added: January 19, 2013 | 25 comments
This is an image of zebras eating hay, but can you spot exactly how many zebras there are ?...

Shake your head illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Shake your head illusion
Added: January 31, 2012 | 62 comments
Here's an illusion that's sure to give you a headache. Try staring at the vertical lines while shaking your head from side to side - you should see something interesting....

Cafe Wall Illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Cafe Wall Illusion
Added: November 7, 2009 | 11 comments
This cafe found in Bristol at the bottom of St Michael's Hill features an elaborate wall design. The black and white pattern uses straight horizontal lines however to the observer the lines appear to ...

Birds Illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Birds Illusion
Added: October 20, 2009 | 31 comments
This repeating pattern of an orthinological variety contains a number of birds - but exactly how many of each colour are there ?...

Dalmation Illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Dalmation Illusion
Added: September 10, 2009 | 17 comments
This illusion shows a dalmation sniffing around on the ground. The dog itself nor its surroundings can be identified by any one of the shapes in the image, but when taken as a whole the image of the d...

Fraser Spiral Illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Fraser Spiral Illusion
Added: August 29, 2009 | 8 comments
Developed by psychologist James Fraser in 1908, the Fraser Illusion appears to be a spiral pattern converging in the distant center with a black, white and grey chequered background. In reality the sp...

Striped Circles Illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Striped Circles Illusion
Added: August 26, 2009 | 12 comments
These two shapes made up of striped lines look wavey and disorganised, however on closer inspection they actually make up two perfect circles, one inside the other....

Bulging Squares thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Bulging Squares
Added: June 5, 2009 | 11 comments
This black and white grid appears to bulge outwards in a circular form despite the fact that it is made up entirely of squares. The black square in the center represents the point that appears to be c...

Color Words thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Color Words
Added: June 5, 2009 | 34 comments
Have a look at this chart and go through the words one by one saying out loud the color of each word, but not the actual word itself. This is a lot harder than it appears because the words don't match...

Gradient Stripe Illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Gradient Stripe Illusion
Added: June 4, 2009 | 15 comments
This image shows a grey stripe on a gradient background. The stripe appears to be shaded with a grey gradient also, however if you look closely you'll see that in reality the stripe is the same color ...

Same Color Illusion thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Same Color Illusion
Added: June 4, 2009 | 13 comments
In this picture the squares marked A and B are exactly the same color, despite the fact that A looks a lot darker than B. The fact that B falls within the shadow of the green object fools the eyes in ...

Mystery Image thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Mystery Image
Added: June 4, 2009 | 185 comments
The question here is straight forward enough - what is this a picture of ? The answer is simpler than you might think....

Missing Block thumbCategory: Shape and Color
Missing Block
Added: May 29, 2009 | 43 comments
On this grid are two triangles made up of several different colored pieces. The first triangle is complete, however the second triangle which appears to consist of all the same pieces as the first has...

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