Palm Painting Illusions

Before I start with today illusion’s description, I just wanted to announce that Optical Illusion Of The Day widget for Mac Dashboard is working properly again! Apple approved our new version, and Michael is responsible of fixing the “forever loading” image. You can download the new, 3.2 version for free from apple’s website. Be sure to download it and do some testing, and report through your comments if everything works fine. I need some of you who are always online, to report if the tomorrow’s new illusion will auto-refresh!

Diana Beatty is one who brought us these magnificent body paintings. We had Hand Painting illusions before, but I never received such realistic and high quality photos of real body paint art. Jump inside this article, and after the fold, you will see dozen of amazing photos, including some you had pleasure seeing here before. Here’s what Diana said: “I got these in an unattributed e-mail forward, so unfortunately I don’t know their source but thought you might like them.”

50 Replies to “Palm Painting Illusions”


    somebody please agree with me!!

    i love the art by the way, real unique and interesting. i personally like the giraffe and zebra

    halla back

  2. These photos are body paintings by Italian artist Guido Daniele of Milan. He researched each animal in depth and painted the details on his children’s hands.

  3. Thanks for the fix…it sure does load quicker. BUT…I am still getting the hand painting images today…shouldn’t there be a new one?


  4. The Owl one’s da best, I thought it was put in there to trick us!!! by the way ‘HM’, the last one is how they created the one above it!!

  5. Just Great! Did you know the artist Mário Mariotti? The remarkable Italian artist Mario Mariotti (1936-1997) is a conceptual artist who transforms his hands into odd, fantastic creatures. He can turn hands into almost anything. His book “Animani” showcased a great variety of wild animals and birds — all hands, adorned with a lot of paint, a few toothpicks, string and some button eyes.
    If you have the time, take a look on my blog, I show up his works:

  6. Again, these are by an artist called Guido Daniele. He works in Italy and has worked in the area of body painting for nearly 30 years

  7. the guy who did these was in readers digest recently (within the last year or so) so you could look that up to find out who he is.. im not sure though myself of his name.

    very cool though, i have to admit

  8. haha. why can’t i get the owl? anyway, that’s really good. reminds me of that shadow play we used to do when we were kids. :D

  9. the aligator is really good, but i think the elephant works best because the tiny wrinkles on the skin become the large wrinkles on an elephant’s skin especially in the close up elephant picture

  10. i think these are pretty cool who would of thought to do something like this the zebra is really good and the giraffe and alligator were all my favorites how did they do the elephants tusks i wonder

  11. wow thats so cool! i have recieved an email like that once i though they were pretty cool. some of them look really realistic though dont you think?

  12. the WILD cats look funny, and the dogs. to me. but i really like the giraffe! it’s cute :) and i don’t get the cat at the end :S

  13. This is the coolest thing. I’d rather seen this body art than a regular tatoo any day. Thanks for starting my day off with so much creativity

  14. we saw these in a magizine in my art class and my teacher had us do it they turned out really bad but i love these pictures and think they are amazing

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