Marker Crafts

Optical Illusion Marker Drawing

Optical illusion marker drawing.
Optical illusion marker drawing.

Draw shapes within shapes and create an optical illusion marker drawing. The picture is still there, but it becomes harder to see.

What You'll Need:

  • Drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Markers

Step 1: Sketch an outline of a house, yard, tree, and sun. But, instead of coloring in the drawing with solid colors, use the markers to "color" it in with lines.

Step 2: Outline each element with marker, and fill the shape in with a continuous line. Or draw concentric shapes within each element until the area is filled in. You can also fill an area with a swirl of lines.

Step 3: If you want to "color in" a sky, draw several smaller areas of shapes and lines to divide it up. Another idea is to write your name and keep outlining it with markers. Use different colors for each outline to create a rainbow progression of colors.

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