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By on July 20, 2009, with 46 Comments

Gracefully, there is always some unpublished masterpiece by Bev Doolittle – just waiting to jump in (when there is nothing else for me to post on this site). I’ve found great bunch of awesome optical illusions by Bev, and will keep posting them until you stop visiting this website – Kiddin’ ;) I’ll post more of them from time to time, when I find it appropriate. What I like about Bev’s artwork, is that there is always a story behind each of HER pictures. For example: today’s image is more than just a fox posing for our artist.

“Woodland Encounter, painted well along in my career, is a deliberate study in camouflage by misdirection, which grew out of my effort to break all the normal ‘rules of composition’. The bright-colored fox, deadcenter, distracts the eye from whatever is going on in the busy snow scape surrounding him. And the richness of design – a wonderful, natural part of the trees themselves also gave me the opportunity to play games with the traditionally accepted uses of space that govern a well conceived piece of art.” -Bev Doolittle

If there's something weird, and it don't look gooood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

If there’s something weird, and it don’t look gooood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

  • rowona

    At first I could only see one horse and then once I saw all of the illusion, and smacked my head for not seeing the whole thing faster.

  • “Ice”


    ooh…i see a person on a horse. The fox looks tiny compared to the horse…
    and is there a tiger or some creature on the left?
    good illusion, took me a while to see things


  • no.johnny5

    Two warriors ridem horseback in Aspens. [O-O]

  • Tre

    This is so sweet

  • anonymous

    i see 2 natives and wat i think is a bear and a horse and obviously a fox

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-OHara/1343946683 Christopher O’Hara

    superb , I like this .

  • http://perfection7.blogspot.com/ perfection7

    Its to busy i cant see whats going on lol

  • http://www.kobbernagel.eu Peter

    Very nice piece of art!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Ann-Ingram/1167061384 Patricia Ann Ingram

    Thank you Vurdlak! Beverly Doolittle has always been my favorite artist. I do believe she could hide an elephant in a field of flowers. You always make my day better….May God Bless!

  • Dave

    Two indians riding horses are riding through the snowy woodlands. It is amazing how Bev Doolittle can compose such complex designs

  • Shannon

    I see at least two Indians on horses. There is one on either side of the fox. COOL!
    Glad the illusion changed, I was beginning to think that I would go to bed for the third night looking at the same one.

  • Care Bear

    One reason why I stay out of the woods. Too many weird things lurking around out there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Playfair/1231397727 James Playfair

    there is two horses with indians riding them good illusion

  • Spider

    It’s okay. But I think the picture looks too messy in the first place that you could hide a screaming T-Rex in there – LMAO!!!

    Great body painting on the horses though.

  • Crystal

    Wow. Pretty.

  • Anomynous

    the caption makes me wonder…

  • Facebook User

    It would be better if we could have a larger picture to analyse. That one is hardly large enough to discern the fox in the first place.

  • Anomynous

    i saw a BIG wolf by zooming out my ie7 and moving back a few metres

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerod-A-Whisnant/1314214325 Jerod A. Whisnant

    I wish you had a bigger version of this. It is such a beautiful piece of art.

  • Detective Kitty

    lol this was pretty good…I love it…earns a five from me though it did hurt my eyes because it was hard spotting the horses and men….

  • Charles

    In addition to the 2 natives on horseback, the lead horse’e rump also looks like a native’s head. Look to the immediate right of the fox, about 3 times as big as the fox. The face is pointing to the right and has a white feather partially covering the black hair.

  • Charles

    Additionally, when the image is enlarged it appears the artist has utilized the dark and light patches on the birch bark to represent subtle images of human faces. Not withstanding an overactive imagination, I have been able to identify at least 6 faces in the birch bark. The most obvious one is about half-way up the second tree from the left.

  • Aronno

    two natives SICK!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Meg-Crenshaw/1475738791 Meg Crenshaw

    this is one of my favorites!

  • ronkio

    Excellent. spent a couple of days trying to de-focus on it thinking it was magic-eye. Note to self, Read The Intro. . . . .

  • Anonymous

    Regarding your post about brainstorming ideas for this site (sorry this is late ^^) I would like to suggest that we change the rating scheme- i mean people are obviously mostly always rating it 3-4-5 which means when you are scouting for the best optical illusion, several will come up as 4′s and 5′s (even the “not so good ones”)- what i suggest may be that you can make the ratings up to 10- which will make it more accurate. :3 Great illusions Vurdlak- keep up the good work!!

  • egdirbr

    Beautiful illusion.

    Would you try to post largest versions that you have of the illusions, perhaps in a link? Some of them are hard to see this small.

    BTW people, Indians are people from India and the Indies Islands.

    • Charlie

      Seriously… Indians are from India and the indies islands… Ignorant dumbass!!

  • Richard Healy

    Colourblindness strikes again!

    I didn’t even see the fox until I’d read the blurb – and then I had to go searching for it.

  • Zola

    I see an Indian on horse back, and second on foot behind. If there’s a second horse, I don’t see it.

  • Zola

    Oooo, I just saw the second horse. :)

  • Shannon

    hhmm second night same illusion.

  • Flor

    Very good illusion! I see two native americans on horses. It looks so 3D, maybe it looks even better with those 3D glasses

  • Asher

    Hmmm… I can see the two natives on the horses and the obvious fox but no other faces/bears ect..

    Actually, TBH, I saw the native & horse on the right before I even saw the fox….

  • nobody

    i can see a mans face near the top right corner

  • a

    i saw the natives reght away. i have seen one almost like this but there were serveral natives hiden

  • unknown

    when i saw the thumbnail i thought it had something to do with dairy cows, cuz they have black spots over white skins
    but now that i’m staring at it hard, i found out that the 2 creatures is actually horses
    since when do cows and horses cross breed and produce white horses with black spots?
    (and i thought the fox was a carrot)

  • Diana

    Sorry…I’ve seen this original and it’s awesome! Wondering how you get around copyright to post these? This was hanging in a museum.

  • http://www.moillusions.com coolez

    no look closely at where the fox is LOOKING

    theres a FIGHTER a shield and a spear
    he is not scaed at the horse and human riding it
    he is scared at the killer :O

  • http://AnnaLWalls.weebly.com Anna

    Now that’s what I call camouflaged. haha Awesome



  • Zuke

    i like it! Nice horses, and the fox of course. I think it really shows how well some animals can hide, quite realistic

  • Test

    Wow, I can’t believe nobody spotted the TREES !! (they’re white and black, picture’s fulla them!)

  • Andrew

    There is a pig on the left and a horse and rider on the right.

  • Wendy

    Two Native Americans on horses and a fox between.

  • bill arnold

    I just aquired the print this site is talking about – does anyone know how much its worth?