The Perfect Storm Illusion

As he said himself, M. Shahadat Hossain (the submitter of this artwork), found it while browsing the net. It is a very interesting illustration concept of a storm, and a shipwreck in it. It looks as if there is a terrible faith awaiting these young sailors hanging from the foremast. Just move your head away from the monitor, and you’ll become aware of their destiny too. It gave me chills first time I saw it. Skulls were very popular in art few centuries ago, and carried a pretty big influence on artists today. I’m not quite sure when this illustration was created, nor who is the original author, but never the less its real masterpiece! Enjoy. Be sure to check our previous scary illusion, as well as other skull art from the archives.

Skull Optical Illusion
Skull Optical Illusion

32 Replies to “The Perfect Storm Illusion”

  1. Getting really tired of the “You can do better” comments. If you have something better – put a link to it on your comment, if not – shut your yap.

  2. I like this one. It’s a lot more subtle than many of the other skull ones, and it also had a deeper message.

  3. This is a “zooming” illusion: It looks more like a skull when you zoom out and more like a ship when you zoom in. Keep those skulls coming!!!

  4. “It looks as if there is a terrible faith awaiting these young sailors hanging from the foremast.”

    faith? Don’t you mean fate?

  5. Anonymouse said: “Getting really tired of the “You can do better” comments. If you have something better – put a link to it on your comment, if not – shut your yap.”
    Exactly, if you don’t like it, don’t say it.

  6. Yawn… Sorry but I don’t see the illusion. Its a skull and then its a whole bunch of little pictures. Whats the point?

  7. Woa thats sad. Anyone else notice the dragons swimming in the water underneath the boat or the angels blowing gusts of wind to them from the top two corners?

  8. Nice piece of art.

    However, the top flag points in the wrong direction. The head wind is on a sail boat never stronger than the true wind filming the taut sails.

    Did the artist disregard that intentionally in order to highlight the position of his signature?

  9. It’s funny: I saw it better as a skull in the thumbnail, but when I pulled up the article, it took me a while to find it again!

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