How to Draw a Simple Optical Illusion: The Impossible Oval: Narrated

  • Published on Feb 3, 2018
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    Step 1:
    Draw an almond shaped oval [2 Lines].
    Step 2:
    Draw a dot a distance from each point of the almond shaped oval [2 dots].
    Step 3:
    Draw a short line from the left dot, going down and a short line going up from the dot on the right [2 lines].
    Step 4:
    Extend the top curve of the almond shape, take this line, curving, to the top of the line on the left, then continue curving the line, higher, to the right, till you get to the top of the line on the right [1 line].
    Step 5:
    Draw the last line, extending the bottom curve of the almond shape, to the bottom of the short line on the right and then continue to curve around to the bottom line on the left [1 line].
    Step 6:
    Redraw the curves to make them smoother, erase any bumps.
    Step 7:
    Add some graded tone, dark to light, in 4 areas.
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Comments • 69

  • Finny Barbar 24
    Finny Barbar 24 Month ago

    thanks so much I needed this for art class!

  • Aiden Ortega
    Aiden Ortega 2 months ago +1

    He kinda sounds like the guy in headspace

  • glowing caticorn
    glowing caticorn 2 months ago


  • Estherezung Estherezung

    wow amazing ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I respect u ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ

  • king of dragons
    king of dragons 3 months ago

    It might be hard to make it but it's easy to put paper on top of the tablet or phone and copy it

  • Volleyball_Ninja13
    Volleyball_Ninja13 4 months ago

    This was so much easier then I thought it would be

  • TKKing X
    TKKing X 5 months ago +6

    I've done It.... *IVE MASTERED IT WYAHAHA*

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  • All in one
    All in one 7 months ago


  • Md Zakir
    Md Zakir 7 months ago

    nice draw

  • black tulip
    black tulip 8 months ago +1

    Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

  • tukang komen
    tukang komen 9 months ago


  • dibio depaint
    dibio depaint 9 months ago

    very cool

  • Sham Shem
    Sham Shem 10 months ago

    Easy!!!!! I can do this simple!!!

  • Shr Thiar
    Shr Thiar 10 months ago

    Vare Good

  • Jaxson Marduce
    Jaxson Marduce 10 months ago

    You're a very good artist

  • Saradha Vlog & Cook
    Saradha Vlog & Cook 10 months ago

    Good job.. Keep it up..thanks for share

  • Ivan Joseph
    Ivan Joseph 10 months ago


  • Arwd Al Mafrachi
    Arwd Al Mafrachi 11 months ago

    You are super cool

  • AJ Aviation
    AJ Aviation Year ago

    Nice video mate! And awesome drawing too! Thanks so much for helping me!!! Liked!!!!๐Ÿ˜

  • owen jensen
    owen jensen Year ago

    Awesome Bro

  • Karakalem
    Karakalem Year ago


  • wilver ayala
    wilver ayala Year ago

    Good job

  • RhEoNfeFmAnN ja
    RhEoNfeFmAnN ja Year ago

    Very Good.

  • Khyber Jan
    Khyber Jan Year ago

    Good job! Thank you

  • Hajar As
    Hajar As Year ago


  • Nikan Arghandehpour
    Nikan Arghandehpour Year ago +1

    I think you can actually make that shape, I think its called a mobius strip.

  • Dominick Marks
    Dominick Marks Year ago


  • Francisca Camp#
    Francisca Camp# Year ago

    Very good

  • NevJamGal Brit
    NevJamGal Brit Year ago

    This is great. New subbie๐Ÿ˜

  • Kanboz Inke
    Kanboz Inke Year ago +1

    Thanks for sharing :)

  • Sudindranath Samani
    Sudindranath Samani Year ago +1

    Sir, u can draw on ACTION PERSPECTIVE describing many series of action interconnected. Like to say "a circus comedy, jocker jumping to ground hole like on this previous action effecting 2 fighting dogs in street, effecting a man carring goods falling something upon him his series action in perspective 1final action a moral.

  • Techumi Cantero
    Techumi Cantero Year ago +1

    Magnifico tutorial

  • eaglemandelta
    eaglemandelta Year ago +2

    Lefties are the besties, good work!

  • Hoystein
    Hoystein Year ago +2

    So, where is the illusion? I just see a 3d mobius band.

  • rose -
    rose - Year ago +8

    smooth as hell!!! YES

  • Ed Will
    Ed Will Year ago +6

    very cool

  • David Boura
    David Boura Year ago +3

    Escher would be proud! More!

    • Circle Line Art School
      Circle Line Art School  Year ago +1

      Hi David, Escher is the master indeed:) I post a new drawing every Saturday, subscribe to stay up to date:)

  • Lumian
    Lumian Year ago +1


  • Hawraa Abbas
    Hawraa Abbas Year ago +2

    Insha Allah i will do like this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

  • Neon the Blue
    Neon the Blue Year ago +2


  • Anm X
    Anm X Year ago +1

    I love these kinds of things you can practice on your โ€œdoodlingโ€ moments. Please keep more like this, short exercises that give you an cool finished product

  • Vikas Gupta
    Vikas Gupta Year ago +1

    Great man. you are an amazing painter

  • Billing Buddies
    Billing Buddies Year ago +1

    Super Cool!

  • Annette Williams
    Annette Williams Year ago +1

    Got it....Thanks

  • godbluffvdgg
    godbluffvdgg Year ago +13

    :)...You make it look easy but; thanks for the lesson...I love your channel and your selfless acts of teaching...Thanks again. :)

  • Tiger Music
    Tiger Music Year ago +1

    Bon continuations

  • alvin jay
    alvin jay Year ago +6

    Makes me wanna go snd get my drawing stuffs

  • Alec Hemy
    Alec Hemy Year ago +3

    It is possible to build a model of this in 3d , and observe it from a prescribed angle. Basically the model would be corkscrew shaped but observed from one end would appear as per your drawing. Perhaps making centreless elliptical staircases optically correct has changed how I see things.๐Ÿ˜‹

    • Circle Line Art School
      Circle Line Art School  Year ago +1

      Hi Alec, Well a Mobius Strip is a similar shape that you could make. A Mobius Strip is a 3-dimensional object with only one side! To make one, get a piece of paper, about 4 times longer than it is wide, a strip of paper. Hold the paper at each end, the turn one end of the strip 180 degrees, then tape the ends together. Now you should have a Mobius Strip. They are very interesting things, for example they only have a front side, there is no back to a Mobius Strip!

  • TheSuperJiggy
    TheSuperJiggy Year ago +3

    thats no illusion. its a movius strip

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  • Alyssar Droubi
    Alyssar Droubi Year ago +1


  • sajjan kumar sah
    sajjan kumar sah Year ago +8

    Its a very good illusion

  • Mathilda . Bmp
    Mathilda . Bmp Year ago +1


  • Emine Arslan
    Emine Arslan Year ago +9

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป รงok iyi

  • Razai Art
    Razai Art Year ago +34

    Good job.. Keep it up..

  • Nidal Azlu
    Nidal Azlu Year ago +1

    It's a pencil?...Which pencil you use to do that

    • Nidal Azlu
      Nidal Azlu Year ago

      Circle Line Art School ,tnx this is very useful and I like it so much....๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    • Circle Line Art School
      Circle Line Art School  Year ago

      Hi Nidal, I used a mechanical pencil with a soft 4B grade, to help make the darker tones, any pencil would do:)