Optical Illusion Art/ OP Art
I am so excited about today’s activity. When I was a kid, my dad showed me the following picture.
He reminded me that there is always another perspective in any situation. From that moment, I’ve been hooked. I always try to look for that other perspective in anything I do. Whether a family, work or church situation, I would strive to see what others didn’t;another facet of the situation. It caused me to wonder more and often I would hear people say, “well, I never thought of it that way.”
Today we are going to make art that tricks the eye and helps you see something from a different perspective. I hope you give it a try. It’s not as difficult as it looks. Older kids may want to google a more difficult technique.
I just finished this one. It’s a pretty easy design, once you know what’s going on in the picture. One is in color and the other black and white. I didn’t alter them at all. Notice how the black and white one jumps off the page?
I couldn’t find a video and may post one later today. Draw your heart first in pencil, then draw the vertical and horizontal grid lines skipping anything in the heart. Then inside the heart using the points on the edge of the heart gently swoop the line. This gives the illusion it is puffy.
Then color using a pattern of one no color, then one in color. That’s it. Isn’t that amazing?
This video give a great explanation on how to do the cones. Part 2 helps out with the shading.
A. Pumpkin Recommends…
I let her off tonight as she has been at a church camp all week. They doused her pretty well in water and she is exhausted. So if you don’t mind, I’d like to recommend a few of my favorite picture books.
Max’s Chocolate Chicken
We always liked the Max and Ruby books. I personally liked them because they reminded me of my brother and me growing up. While I’m not crazy about Max’s actions in this book, I love that I have a chocolate friend. You know the kind of friend that understands just how yummy chocolate can be? This is always one of the first books of summer and I hope you like it too.
Franklin in the Dark
This is one of the first books that I started using a different voice with. I love how the story reminds us that everyone is afraid of something, but it’s HOW we overcome that fear. Each animal Franklin visits tells him of something they were afraid of and what they did to resolve the situation. They didn’t let it paralyze them and hold them back from being who they were. It’s a top favorite and I hope you like it too. It is also the first in the series of Franklin books.
Snowmen at Night
I am a huge fan of this book. It investigaes the secret lives that snowmen live at night when no one is watching. There are hidden things througout the book which, to me, makes it even more fun. I’m telling you, I knew it all along, those snowmen are nuts.