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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Gracefully, there is always some unpublished masterpiece by Bev Doolittle – just waiting to jump in (when there is nothing else for me to post on this site).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

Woodland Encounter Optical Illusion

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


46 Responses
  1. rowona says:

    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.

  2. "Ice" says:


    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


  3. no.johnny5 says:

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

  4. Tre says:

    This is so sweet

  5. anonymous says:

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

  6. perfection7 says:

    Its to busy i cant see whats going on lol

  7. Peter says:

    Very nice piece of art!

  8. 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!

  9. Dave says:

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

  10. Shannon says:

    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.

  11. Care Bear says:

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

  12. there is two horses with indians riding them good illusion

  13. Spider says:

    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.

  14. Crystal says:

    Wow. Pretty.

  15. Anomynous says:

    the caption makes me wonder…

  16. Facebook User says:

    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.

  17. Anomynous says:

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

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

  19. Detective Kitty says:

    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….

  20. Charles says:

    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.

  21. Charles says:

    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.

  22. Aronno says:

    two natives SICK!

  23. Meg Crenshaw says:

    this is one of my favorites!

  24. ronkio says:

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

  25. Anonymous says:

    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!!

  26. egdirbr says:

    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.

  27. Richard Healy says:

    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.

  28. Zola says:

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

  29. Zola says:

    Oooo, I just saw the second horse. :)

  30. Shannon says:

    hhmm second night same illusion.

  31. Flor says:

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

  32. Asher says:

    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….

  33. nobody says:

    i can see a mans face near the top right corner

  34. a says:

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

  35. unknown says:

    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)

  36. Diana says:

    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.

  37. coolez says:

    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

  38. Anna says:

    Now that’s what I call camouflaged. haha Awesome

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  40. Zuke says:

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

  41. Test says:

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

  42. Andrew says:

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

  43. Wendy says:

    Two Native Americans on horses and a fox between.

  44. bill arnold says:

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

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