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By on February 13, 2007, with 50 Comments

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.”

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50 Responses
  1. Anonymous says:

    the gator owl, and spread eagle are the coolest looking to me, they appear to be real

  2. Kami says:

    These are fantastic! They look amazing, and at a distance, a friend thought the owl was real! Increadible stuff!

  3. Fedele says:

    That’s true art! I love them all.

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Peter Hosey says:

    The artist’s name is Guido Daniele.

  6. HM says:

    The last one doesn’t look like anything

  7. vicky245 says:

    They are brilliant. My children loved them, and it has brought about a day of body painting..

  8. Sarah says:

    All of these are awesome! I wish I could do that!

  9. Shayne says:

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love these! SO CUTE! (and cool!)

  11. Jake says:


    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

  12. me says:

    wow. impressive.

    btw. lots of body art illusions of late, no?

  13. Anonymous says:

    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.

  14. Anonymous says:

    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?


  15. Ryan says:

    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!!

  16. Sonia says:

    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:

  17. Valerie says:

    Wonderful ~ shadow puppets have come alive!

  18. Anonymous says:

    the giraffe one is awesome

  19. Ellie says:

    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

  20. Anonymous says:

    That is the COOLEST thing i have ever seen in my entire life!! i have never seen anything like it. ;-)

  21. Anonymous says:

    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

  22. acushla says:

    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

  23. Joey says:

    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

  24. Anonymous says:

    they showed these on animal planet commershals

  25. Anonymous says:

    wow, thats cool ^^

  26. Anonymous says:

    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

  27. Anonymous says:

    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?

  28. Me Myself and not you says:

    The elephant and the second bird (eagle i think) we’re the best!

  29. Anonymous says:

    these are from some animal planet commercials

  30. Alyssa says:

    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

  31. Landvest Dubai says:

    Awesome collection of Arts. I like it..

  32. Anonymous says:

    This is the work of
    His other works can be found on the following website http://www.guidodaniele.com/en_bodypaint01.htm if you are hungry for more of his “handy” work. :)

  33. Sree Gowri says:

    nice work. especially the bird and dog…hmmm each and every thing is tooo good

    Pandu Gowri

  34. joss says:

    wooooow! es realmente interesante. una verdadera artista!

  35. GarykPatton says:

    I think I will try to recommend this post to my friends and family, cuz it’s really helpful.

  36. KLove says:

    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

  37. twiggi says:

    This is amazing. like WOW

  38. Sara says:

    such an artist!

  39. Makawao says:

    haha, da sideways looking eagle reminds me of da SEATTLE SEAHAWKS ! ;)

  40. christi says:

    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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  43. Anu says:

    wow !!!!!!!!! the artist is such a great person.

  44. Wow – an owl is amazing.

  45. Djoel says:

    the owl…

  46. stretch says:

    GREAT JOB !!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!

  47. STRETCH97 says:

    G-E-N-I-U-S !!!!!!!!!!!

  48. mephilies says:

    the zebra picture is very funny XD

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