Friday, April 20, 2012

Op Art (2009)

Students studied the Op Art movement and the artwork of Bridget Riley. They designed their own optical illusions using sharpie.

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  1. These are cool!
    I'd love to use op art to create an illusion on a wall in my son's room. The adjacent wall has a herringbone pattern. I'd like to bring that around the corner, then either twist it into a spiraling "escape hatch" tunnel or have it become a wave that turns into a water splash. I have no clue how to do this. Can you direct me to instructional materials, either in print or on the web?

  2. I would open a herringbone pattern in photoshop and then apply the distort filter to twist. If you have access to a projector you can project the image on the wall and then trace it with pencil to paint later.