Tuesday, January 23, 2018

3D Optical Illusion Heart Drawing Craft

Whoa!  Is this heart popping out of the page, or what?

Have you ever seen those 3D hand drawings?  You know,  the ones that seem to pop out at you?  Well, I was really amazed at how those drawings worked.  But I wanted to give the art project a Valentine's Day craft twist! This past weekend my son and I drew a ton of these 3D hearts.  The results are pretty neat (and the process is extremely addictive!)

How to Draw 3D Optical Illusion Heart Art

How to make a 3D optical illusion heart drawing craft for Valentine's Day





We drew about two dozen or so hearts.  Some hearts came out better looking than others.  Here are some tips that we learned along the way.

1.  Cut out a heart shape from paper.   This will be your heart template.   (This really helped my son.  It was tough for him to draw a heart free hand.)

2.  Using a pencil, trace the heart shape onto a piece of lined (or unlined paper).
Unlined paper gives really beautiful results, but it's hard drawing straight lines.  So the lined paper provided nice guidelines.


How to make a 3D optical illusion heart drawing craft for Valentine's Day

3. Then, draw lines through your heart with markers. (Crayons didn't work as well for us!)

The lines should be straight on both sides of the heart and curved through the heart.  (We found the bottom of the heart to be relatively straight forward and the top curvy bits a bit confusing.  It was tough to keep track of the sections that should be straight and those that should be curved.)

See how the heart seems to pop out?  Pretty neat!

How to make a 3D optical illusion heart drawing craft for Valentine's Day

Drawing more lines to gives the picture a different effect.
(Which heart looks more 3D to you?)

How to make a 3D optical illusion heart drawing craft for Valentine's Day


Here's a picture of my 3D heart attempt with unlined paper.  See how the lines do vary in distance?  The 3D effect is slightly altered.

(And by the way, did you know you can draw 3D Optical Illusion pumpkins and cats too?  It's pretty amazing!)

How to make a 3D optical illusion heart drawing craft for Valentine's Day

And here's a picture of my son's attempts.  (He was really struggling in the beginning, but kept right on at it until we got some popping hearts!)

How to make a 3D optical illusion heart drawing craft for Valentine's Day


I hope you have a fun time drawing these neat 3D hearts too!  It's amazing how they just pop out of the page!

More Heart Art and Craft Ideas!


Happy making, friends!

How to make a 3D optical illusion heart drawing craft for Valentine's Day

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