Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Color Value Illusion!

I do not claim credit for this post. I first saw this at what I consider to be the best illustration blog ever and I just have to share it and the original blog The Gurney Journey, a blog by master illustrator James Gurney of Dinotopia fame. Anyone who is interested in learning technique will absolutely love James Gurney’s blog. If you want to see Mr. Gurney’s original blog article where he explains the below phenomenon click here. While you are at his site, bookmark it and explore to your heart’s content.

The illusion:

Believe it or not, squares 1 and 2 below are exactly the same color and value.

Don’t believe it? 

Here is the proof:

Is art fun or what?

Again, if you are an artist you must visit The Gurney Journey! It is an absolute treasure trove of studio tips and insights on the visual arts. Enjoy!

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