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by Peter Mychalcewycz on September 17, 2008 at 06:00 AM
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MandASep 17th 2008 12:17PM
Ok.....so they are both the same size, just placed different. I dont get why thats an illusion, but to each his own I suppose.
DancerSep 19th 2008 10:34AM
It's called the Ponzo Illusion. The creatures are the exact same size, but the one in the background appears to be larger due to the point of convergence of the tunnel's lines.
callieSep 17th 2008 8:40PM
this isn't an optical illusion, it's just perspective drawing.
PurrenSep 18th 2008 1:32AM
They are the exact same size, I forget who called that one?I like this kind of stuff, it makes me think!
PurrenSep 18th 2008 2:08AM
They are exactly the same as the previous post had said.
bullSep 18th 2008 11:13AM
youre all wrong,the smaller one is actually smaller youre all fooled into thinking youre seeing an optical illusion wehen youre not!
Josh (be logical; vote for Obama)Oct 31st 2008 10:29AM
Exactly. They take up the same amount of space on a monitor in this perspective drawing, but if you lined them up side by side, the further away one would obviously be larger.Though it *does* seem like my mind is making the further away one seem bigger than it really, even is in this perspective drawing (i.e. as if it's taking up more space on my monitor than the closer one, even though it isn't). My mind's probably accounting for the fact that the further away one is actually much larger than the closer one (if they were lined up side by side).
AnjSep 18th 2008 6:15AM
same sizegraphic design manchester
KikaOct 19th 2008 8:33PM
Okay, I know this is supposed to be a perspective-boggling image, but I cut the smaller ugly dude and placed him right on top of the bigger ugly dude, and he actually is smaller. I get the reference, but they would have been better off taking the original perspective illusion (at least, the one I can remember; an old painting of two men on those big front wheeled bicycles on a country road) than going with this rather hideous sketch.
JonOct 30th 2008 11:15PM
It is an illusion but its very very tricky to get... if you look at the walls,ceiling,floor whatever is coonected to those things you will see the area around the creatures getting smaller and the little one shows that he actually is getting to a smaller area of the illusion
JulieDec 2nd 2008 8:39PM
This is creepy. i dont think i can go to sleep now....... or ever again.(((O__O)))
CWWJDec 12th 2008 10:23AM
The figures are the same size, but the more distant one (the one that appears larger) is outlined in white, which adds to the perspective illusion. To prove this, simply click on "print screen" and then paste the image into your computer's "paint" program. Now use the select tool to pick out either one of the images and drag it to the side of the other. You will see that they are indeed the same size. But don't forget the white outlining on one figure. It enhances the illusion.
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