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By on November 15, 2007, with 67 Comments

A friend of mine pointed me to these amazing images done by Flickr artist called KRandolph. He used well known patterns done by master of illusions, Akiyoshi Kitaoka, and warped them to create these beautiful modern optical illusions. It’s amazing how well these work. Remember, that all of the pictures below are static in nature, and that they somehow manage to fool the eye, and give you impression of continuous motion. To experience this effect in its full capacity, open the images in full size (more inside this article). Which one did you like most? Which one gives the best effect? Please share your thoughts!

Optical Illusion Moving Patterns
Optical Illusion Moving Patterns
Optical Illusion Moving Patterns
Optical Illusion Moving Patterns
Optical Illusion Moving Patterns


67 Responses
  1. Anonymous says:

    Its pretty cool i think!

  2. Phoenix says:

    not that impressive as it is 3d

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yay I’m first!
    I liked the 4th one

  4. Anonymous says:

    I think that #1 is the best effects one!!

  5. stevo3227 says:

    3 was crazy good best

  6. Anonymous says:

    3 was off the wall

  7. Bennett says:

    whoa that silver 1 was going haywire man!

  8. Julie says:

    Very cool…I love the colors!!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I liked the fourth one too.
    the third did nothing for me.

  10. Anonymous says:

    haha I would love to have that on my living room wall! JJ

  11. Anonymous says:

    I don’t normaly comment but these are so cool.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Love this kind of Illusions. Liked the 2nd and 4th most. Want to use them as screen savers!

  13. Anonymous says:

    what… it’s 3d?
    I liked the last two, the one with the cars I didn’t see moving at all though.

  14. Anonymous says:

    its cool. i like the 1st one. if you stare at any of those image long enough, it moves.

  15. **cara** says:

    I think 4th was best… pretty.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I like the 3rd one.

  17. Anonymous says:

    actually, pheonix, i don’t think it’s 3D. i think he just painted it so that it looked like it was popping out of the frame. it is really cool in my opinion :D

  18. Tjoppie says:

    Very impressive as it is “Not 3d “(Phoenix) but a 2d representation. What is mazing though is the depth of field feeling created by it.

  19. Anonymous says:

    My favorite is the 5th one.

  20. Anonymous says:

    the first and third were pretty amazing, but the others didn’t move at all for me.

  21. ..::Cari::.. says:

    O.o kool ^^

  22. allee says:

    They didn’t work that well for me, they were barely moving at all. The ones moving most were the first and the last

  23. Anonymous says:

    whoa thats freaky! i like the second 1

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  25. jayjay says:

    they only move when i look away!
    yes i can see them from the corner of my eyes!

  26. Anonymous says:

    i think the very 1st one gives the most best effect because if you look at the center where the aquamarine car is at you feel like the blue dots are moving foward slowly….its pretty cool..i like this type of cool effects of pictures thats why i add this application in facebook..lolz

  27. Anonymous says:

    the girl below it is hot

  28. Anonymous says:

    The fourth one was most pronounced, but the 2nd and fifth weren’t far behind.

  29. Anonymous says:

    it dosnt have anything 2 do w/ looking away u just dont look hard at it

  30. Kevin says:

    Thew are all cool but I like the last on the most. and the third one didn’t really move for me.

  31. Anonymous says:

    I like the last one because i lked the bulging effect when you look in the center.

  32. Smiley_Face_101 says:

    I think the last one was awesome! If you look at one corner, the opposite corner moves! These are so cool!

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  34. Anonymous says:

    yea, I definitely liked the first picture the best. It’s cool! =D

  35. Anabell says:

    It’s amazing! I like the second one and the last one.

  36. Anonymous says:

    visual gymnastics….i’ve had my exercise for the day..

  37. Stephanie says:

    The first one is amazing! Very dizzy-making
    I couldn’t make myself see the third one as moving at all though.

  38. sinead :) says:

    wow these are cool! like the first one best i like the beetle’s :)

  39. Kerry Randolph says:

    I am the one who twisted these well known illusions and I find that a lot of people can’t see the image move. I’ve changed the hues and it changes the movements to less or not at all. Colors and shade make the difference. Everyones eyes are different they may see different things.Being color blind makes a difference.

  40. sony says:

    The illusions are really trippy! They’re the best i’ve seen so far!!!

  41. Phoenix says:

    Look at the first, the “glass” ball is giving a shine at the top as it were round, looks like glass reflection made in Vray, the one in the frame, look at the blue ball, the persons dont reflect in it

  42. Austin says:

    i think the last one was totally the best

  43. soulja boy says:

    wiked….p.s when will mighty magic tricks start up again???

  44. Anonymous says:

    wow they were all pretty cool
    but not smart to look at when you have a stomach virus.

  45. Anonymous says:

    the forth ones insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Anonymous says:

    for me, the first one seemed to move more than all the others. they are all very pretty. i love this type of optical illusion.

    awesome!!! :D

  47. Caprikorn28 says:

    Am I the only one who didn’t see any movement in these at all??

    These kinds of optical illusions don’t work on me for some reason.

  48. Anonymous says:

    I don’t see the illusion.They seem to just sit there.

  49. Anonymous says:

    PUBLISH SOMETHING ELSE LIKE THIS SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Rosalinda says:

    the fourth one is the only one that didn’t move at ALL… the others were GREAT!

  51. Anonymous says:

    well 4th was cool, but what did 3rd do??

  52. jenni henderson says:

    wow, i think it’s really cool and freaky! the car one seems 2 B moving!!!!! thanx!

  53. woli says:

    Why Volkswagen beetles? 8\

  54. Anonymous says:

    Cool! They really look like they’re moving.

  55. Anonymous says:

    disappointed….I dont know why but no motion in any of these illusions for me……I love this site though,I sometimes spend hours browsing through the illusions.

  56. Anonymous says:

    its slightly movin, its cool

  57. Misa says:

    haha thats awesome…i dont haf a favorite…but i guess the first one if i had to choose…
    cool site…keep it up!

  58. Molly says:

    the first one. the dots get smaller as they come to whole in the center, going at a slant, and thus look like they’re moving. pretty neat.

  59. Josua Panggalo says:

    my brain hurts…

  60. Dutch says:

    It’s funny. The only way I see them moving, is if I focus my sight slightly above the image. If I look directly at them I don’t see any motion.

  61. Joy Hunt says:

    i have no idea if theyre movin or not……can some1 create the answears now???
    -btw,…hai :)!!!!-

  62. Mike says:

    Cool, really. keep up goodwork vurdlak.
    And guys make sure to make ur own avatar for ur icon to the right. Type in avatar in website search and click first link. This is so people can identify u when u talk :)

  63. Mike says:

    nd im doin this messagefor every random illusion i come to to help vurd.

  64. Jasmine says:

    I tried and I hate it, fucken stupid.

  65. Anonymous says:

    i liked last one best.

  66. 2NE1 says:

    who would have thunk giant spheres would take over the world

  67. Christopher says:

    The first one was the coolest !

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