Opitical illusion: paint, or oily legs?


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/27/opitical-illusion-paint-or-o.html


#2

It has to be paint given the right leg’s lack of second linear source and the kneecaps being so different.

Angle of incidence equals angle of reflection, yo.


#3

Also doing the rounds this week:

Bill Murray or Tom Hanks?


#4

Once I saw all the paint pens in the picture I knew that I was on a course of TRUE DISCOVERY!


#5

White and gold.


#6

You’re a lunatic. It’s clearly blue and black.


#7

Shyamalan twist, it’s a ghost!


#8

It has to be paint because it looks like paint.

My reaction:

“Looks like oil… nah, paint. Look, you can see the paint flecks.”


#9

#“Opitical”

The word ‘optical’ only has one EYE.

Just sayin’.


#10

Just spent 20 minutes trying too hard.

I thought the ENTIRE LEGS were supposed to be paint… nope, just some dumbass white streaks on them…

title should be “Painted or Oily Legs”


#11

And this, kiddies, is the secret to oil painting in the realism genre.


#12

thank you.


#13

True, but I hope I wasn’t the only one who took a good 30 seconds before the brain flip took place.


#14

The brain flip occurs whenever you first notice the paint flecks. Then it can’t be unflipped.


#15

Also:


#16

That explains why no matter how hard I tried I could only see legs. The trick wasn’t the image, it was the title of the post.


#17

These Cristian Girotto images were popular a while back.


#18

It took at least a solid minute on my end. Don’t feel bad.


#19

Maybe something about my brain isn’t quite right. I never saw the shiny legs version. My first impression was paint. So I’ve spent quite a bit of time trying to get it to flip without realizing I was already seeing the flipped version. Dang it.


#20

Paint or oil, either way I like the direction this is going…