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Vampires Mistress IllusionI’ve just noticed that last few days, most of the illusions depict beautiful ladies or cute girls. Must be the heat. I can’t function normally when there’s such a warm weather outside. Anyhow, I had this piece of art in my collection for ages, but I just couldn’t find out who the original author is. Anyone recognizes the masterpiece attached to this post?

Those that came here via our Optical Illusion of The Day widget, probably saw the face of a vampire first. But if you look more closely, you’ll quickly realize what we have here is a buttoned-up mistress sitting beside the window ledge.

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47 Responses
  1. i cant quite see the woman on the window sill,i can only see the face and legs but oh well, i dont think this illusion is very good.

  2. Jupiter says:

    I see the face in the eye an the legs sticking out the bottom but I don’t understand what is around her face or the rest of her… Is she bundled up in a blanket or something?

  3. chris says:

    it was actually really hard to find the lady. she is in a fluffy fur coat to the right.
    her face is the vampires right eye

  4. SnakeBite says:

    i can not see this one…

  5. Kris says:

    Octavio Ocampo is the artist (who still lives and works by the way). He is one of my favorite artists of all time.

  6. jazz says:

    i dont get it

  7. Sj x says:

    That is really cool, I love it!!! I’m a big fan of vampires and stuff anyway but i seem to struggle to see the lady, i can see her but like i said i struggle to see her. anyway great picture and brilliant site. love it!!!

  8. Care Bear says:

    Vampire or mistress–either way they’re bad news. I vant to keep my blood.

  9. This illusion was really difficult.I don’t know why, but it took me a long time to find the “buttoned-up” misstress. But as always, the obvious becomes obvious. Again, a good optical illusion.

  10. popesantaxiv says:

    It took me forever to find the lady, and yet I still can’t see her that clearly. The face keeps getting in the way. Great illusion though.

  11. Darren says:

    I don’t get it. I see something like a pair of legs at the bottom of the image but nothing else. I see a face in the eye I guess but that isn’t connected to the legs. Too small/far away.

  12. Unidentified says:

    i cant see a buttoned up mistress

  13. anne says:

    i don’t get it

  14. That’s pretty cool! Except it’s hard for me to visualize the nose as the woman’s arm.

  15. NeeL says:

    Illusions are all about assumptions, I think.
    The lady is a bit hard to see as a whole, but that is not my concern.

    I ask you all, thinking about assumptions, what is it that this face is called a vampire?

  16. Maricris Feliciano Refil says:

    Wow an awesome again–I can see the lady sitting there huh–cool—now Im also working on doing an optical illusion paintting hope that I will succeed ^_^

  17. Jimmy Lopez says:

    Following TinEye (http://www.tineye.com/search/266df57f9e2b6ace12f9a0c6fb6aaf051d8df9ae/?sort=size&order=desc), it seems that the original painting is from Octavio Ocampo and could represent Marlene Dietrich (http://ceslava.com/blog/ilusiones-pticas-de-octavio-ocampo/).

  18. tessa cisco says:

    well there is another person in its eye

  19. Suzanne says:

    Such a beautiful illustration. So classic. :)

  20. Melissa Beall says:

    While the art is beautiful, this is a stretch. To say the least. It feels like it’s an instance of just plain trying too hard.

  21. CUREMYSANITY says:


  22. otowi says:

    People need to look closely. This is one of the best made illusions ever. She has a stole around her neck, for those having trouble understanding.

    The VERY best I’ve ever seen of this particular type is here:

  23. John says:

    Sorry, first one I absolutely don’t get. I see the face in the eye, of course, and am guessing the left two fingers should be the legs, but can’t make out anything that looks a a body. Guess I need to plug in my imagination for a recharge.
    Keep ‘em coming…..

  24. Francois says:

    It took awhile but this is really cool if you look into the right eye you see a face and the everything kind of opens up from there

  25. TerryJW says:

    Thank you Jimmy Lopez for the links, I could not really see this illusion,it must be the colouring on this page. Check out the “tuxboard.com” version of the picture – all becomes very clear. Great illusion.

  26. tony says:

    Nice – actually have to concentrate to see it for the first time, the window in the background was the sticking point, once you see that, boom, it’s blatant.

  27. Fred says:

    The woman on the window sill is a bit surrealistic. You were right, the widget looks entirely like a sinister woman’s face. Having seen it as a widget in the first place makes it difficult to see it the other way even when zoomed in to full screen.

  28. stuart says:

    terrible illusion the face over powers the whole picture

  29. Shannon says:

    Although I can see the mistress the vampires face is far more dominant so I find it difficult to see her properly,still a good illusion though.

  30. Emma says:

    I love illusions like this. This one is beautifully down.

    The woman sitting on the ledge is all wrapped up in fur. Might be easier to see if you just blocked off the left side of the illusion…

  31. hmmmm says:

    I can see her legs and face and that fur coat but what’s the mouth of the vampire? I can’t see her body very well either.

  32. @NeeL
    I was about to say the same thing.
    There’s no reason that I can think of that makes this face a vampire. It’s just a face.

    And to repeat the obvious: how can that nose be an arm? And what can the lips possibly represent for the woman?

    Not a very good illusion in my opinion. Good painting, nice art, but not good as far as illusions go…

    • Bella says:

      @Rogier van der Helm
      The nose is not an arm, the nose is a part of her scarf.
      And the lips represent the woman´s purse.
      Not very perceptive of you, sweetheart.
      Maybe you had something else on your mind that day?
      I think it´s a very good illusion. You´re just too blind to see it.

  33. KT says:

    Can anyone tell me how to send illusions to the site? I can’t find the email address anywhere….

  34. Beva says:

    I see the vampire face clearly, but the mistress is harder. I do see her legs and her face with some fur underneath it, but it doesn’t make out a whole picture for me.

  35. Stargirl101 says:

    what’s tat third leg on the right then?

  36. issac says:

    the lady is wearing fur jacket with a hat,and skirt. the other eye however took me while to figure out that it was a trunk

  37. Rebecca says:

    she is sitting in front of a doorway, her head is the vampires eye, and her legs are easy. Thank you for not using “chicks” this time.

  38. Voigt Meister says:

    Just too many strange objects added to the scene, which doesn’t really make it an illusion for me.

  39. Liz says:

    That’s…not a vampire. It’s just a head resting on an arm.

  40. Bella says:

    @Rogier van der Helm
    The nose is not an arm, the nose is a part of her fur scarf.
    And the lips represent the woman´s purse.
    Not very perceptive of you, sweetheart.
    Maybe you had something else on your mind that day?
    I think it´s a very good illusion. You´re just too blind to see it.

  41. annie says:

    kinda cool kinda lame

  42. The top of the eyebrow is a hat. the lips is a purse. the fingers are the legs, she has on a black skirt with fur coat and she is sitting nest to a luggage trunk. youre welcome

  43. Tuchen says:

    It’s not a vampire, it’s Octavio Ocampo’s take on a famous picture of Marlene Dietrich. I can’t find the link to the exact photo, but her IMDB has a couple of pictures that are very close to it. I think they were taken at the same time.

  44. MercurY says:


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