Blood Smear Optical Illusion


After she saw our latest illusion, Judy decided to share this interesting poster with us. Although she originally showcased this in the comments section of “Rupert Murdoch’s True Form” article (using our relatively new image attachments), I believe it deserves its own moment.

The blood smear motif you see on your right was first used as a book cover for Charlaine Harris’ “Dead Reckoning” (check here for original book cover). As I haven’t read the book myself there isn’t much I can tell you about it, except there are vampires in it. But what I can tell you is that there is an interesting optical illusion hidden somewhere inside this poster. Go on – search for it!

Our regular fans will probably spot the hidden illusion almost immediately, while the rest will need to check some of our archives first to understand what they are supposed to be searching for. Perhaps starting with negative spaces illusions might help ;D

  • ann

    2 people nearly lip to lip….easy

  • Pintosong

    i like it :)

  • Jupiter

    Yep. Picked out the girl’s silhouette almost immediately. Though i might have missed it if I wasn’t looking for it.

  • ramiro


  • Pete

    Nice… didn’t take too long to spot the lady and it appears she kissing a guy (could be another woman) – kinda reminds me of the silence of the lambs poster for some reason !!
    Note – there could be a 2nd illusion in here .. for some reason the large yellow bit on the right if you look from a distance looks like the left side of someones face (with a disformed ear)

  • John

    There is a female form at the bottom, looking left!! 8<)

  • xyn

    i see a woman

  • Steve

    Reminds me of the Watchmen Comic/Movie – the happy face button.

  • Rafsyd

    I can immediately spot a ‘yellow’ lady facing left on your screen in the bottom portion of the poster.

  • I think i see it ??? im not quie sure :D xx

  • Rick

    All that space and that’s all they could put into it?

  • Brendan

    Lady In hidden space of blood

  • :)

    I see it! I see it! :D bottom left corner…

  • becky

    if u look at the bottom left u c a women and i think a vampire up-side-down.

  • Mark

    Man (left) facing woman (right) at the bottom…

  • ooga

    its a vampire

  • layne

    wow i love it! its kinda pretty until you remember that that is supposed to be blood but on the bottom of the blood splatter you can see a male and female kissing

  • Kelly

    Oh! Pick me, pick me! I know, I know :)

  • Brooke

    i see it :)

  • Diane

    Side view of woman at the bottom was easy to see after you mentioned the negative space. Good work.

  • Beterbfirst

    My username

  • Aianna

    Charlaine Harris writes the vampire books that the somewhat new hit tv show True Blood is based on. Just an FYI.

  • Angy

    Nice Illusion….though can be easily spotted….

  • mel chamberlain

    Seen something like this before. At the bottom of the blood smear in the yellow space you can see a man and woman in what looks like an embrace.

  • jo

    Yeaup…a lady and guy kissing each other…pretty easy…for the ones who are already used to any type of illusions knows almost immediately what to look for.

  • Kristi

    Gonna need some help with this one….

  • Kristi

    Nevermind. I just spotted it.. =)

  • The Rog

    A man and a woman kissing.
    Good one. 8o)

  • Yo Girl 123

    face in the “blood” its simple. not even real blood, though. real blood is better and cooler. me- out.

  • NeeL

    Indeed, regulars fans spot it immediatly. ;)
    And, just now, I wanted to typ: “Why is there that extra splatter in front of her?” I noticed there is a guy as well. :)

  • William

    I see a partial image of a man embracing an image of a woman which appear to be in the process of kissing one another

  • brad

    Oouh! Two people in the bottom right about to kiss =D I was looking at the thing as a WHOLE at first that’s why i couldn’t spot it, but hten i just took/looked at individual bits of it instead =P

  • debbie

    My 12 year old spotted it straight away – two people looking at each other bottom left hand side. good one!

  • becky

    Caught it in 30 seconds love this one!!!

  • kawodi

    …got it, ähm, her…

  • 8angelgirl8

    Nice one! I suppose I’ve got a lot of practice though, because I found it in about 2 seconds…

  • Wolk

    there are a woman and a man kissing on the button of the poster:)

  • ed Veltman

    I see a (almost) kissing couple.

  • kjm0591

    found it easily…Charlainee Harris and “Dead as” series is wonderful….much different than the True Blood series that the series is based.

  • fahad

    excatly.. i found it immediately.. a couple in it..

  • Chris

    She is cute…

  • Nelson

    Nice! Woman and man about to kiss.

  • Renee

    I have read this book. It’s sitting on my bookshelf. I never noticed the figures! That’s pretty cool!

  • Bob Kemper

    I see three illusions in the Blood Smear optical illusion. A woman facing left. A man? facing her nose to nose. And using the whole inside of the curve, the right half of someone’s head. (Sort of jumps out once you see the ear.)

  • Dr. J

    How about a big kiss for this one!

  • Lovely. You were right that your regular viewers will spot it right away, but your negative spaces category suggestion is a dead giveaway.

  • Grace


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    i found it! There are some pretty cool book covers out there :)

  • Alene

    Couple about to kiss or I am guessing they are about to kiss.

  • Chick’s body and the side of some person’s (probably a dude’s)head, the side perspective face outline (forehead/nose/chin/lips/etc.).

  • eee efff geee

    this is to easy

    • Becky

      Isnt there 2 faces at the bottom of the pink thing ?

  • Lisa

    Love the site!! :) have been a viewer, never a poster. and fun to read the comments. But it is SOOKIE (main character )from the book/TV show

  • Karan

    Girl and a Guy : So poetic!!

  • IllusionsRock

    Whoa. It took me about 5 seconds to see it but it’s still really cool!!!

  • McKinley

    I can’t find it! >.<

  • A girl in the bottom left hand corner of the image!?

  • OpticalblindUser

    I think there is a girl in the bottom of the blood… Is it???

  • Naomi

    Aaah, yes, I see it.. the woman and the man..
    Predominately the woman on the right..

    Very well done indeed!

    It took me overnight to actually go’Oh I see it!’

  • Alan p-j

    I love this one, very subtle, but once you have seen it it is soooo obvious.

    Man and woman about to kiss. Bottom left.

  • robert

    I love your site and have introduced it to many friends and colleagues. But today an advert with a loud voice came with your page – disgusting.

    If this intrusion continues, your page will suffer the loss of people like me who have enjoyed the subtleties of our world that you have offered (and who hate the intrusion of unsolicited sales pitches.

  • emily

    found it! nice!

  • nicola

    omg i have seen it. its a figure of a woman kissing a guy in the bottom left corner. you can only see the head though. dont look at the blood look at the background. shes got long flowing hair

  • frist

    lol i cant see the illusion

  • Diane

    Maybe I’m crazy, but I also see in the background, left, top to bottom,the right half of a head of a man facing forward.

  • Saeed Yaqoob

    that’s really cool!! a girl kissing a guy at the bottom of the picture.. i really love these kind of illusions.

  • Ahmad

    I found it at last….but ffs what’s with all the white…well…in this case yellow space waste of illusion space :p

  • RIKA

    A woman and a man are facing eachother at the lower left.


  • FAKE

    a couple about to kiss in bottom… so easy

  • marcelienerox

    boy and girl about to kiss in lower left corner ;D

  • dont look at the blood look at the background.

  • cherry

    it took me 3 minutes to find it

  • Dijonay

    This one does not look like an illusion at all.

  • zedd


  • Joe Thurman

    There’s a Watcher also in tbe blood spatters; it’s probably not blood anyway. It’s Cherry Kool-Aid….OH-YEAH!!!

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