This artist’s optical illusions are guaranteed to make your skin crawl.
Jordan Molina (aka TutoDraw), is an artist from France who specializes in creating painfully realistic and slightly gruesome images on his own skin using body paint. And as you can see below, he has taken hand doodling to a whole new level, creating some incredible mind-warping optical illusions on his palm.
Using 3D drawing techniques, Molina creates works that fool the mind into believing what it is seeing.
The mental mechanisms behind this deception involve a process called top-down processing, whereby the brain fills in the gaps in what it is seeing, creating a visual image that it expects to see.
Of course, sheer artistic skill helps as well, as Molina’s drawings are so realistic that we can’t help but confuse them for the real thing.
Check out the video below.