How to Draw a Camouflage Optical Illusion

Details on how to color a picture so that a drawing of an object or word is camouflaged with the background.

How to Draw a Camouflage Optical Illusion
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Draw an object or word (in block letters).

Draw an object or word (in block letters).

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Use a ruler to draw horizontal lines across the paper. Make sure the lines go through the object or word.

Use a ruler to draw horizontal lines across the paper. Make sure the lines go through the object or word.

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Use a ruler to draw vertical lines across the entire paper.

Use a ruler to draw vertical lines across the entire paper.

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Choose a complementary color pair and begin coloring in the first row of squares, alternating colors.

Choose a complementary color pair and begin coloring in the first row of squares, alternating colors.

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Alternate the starting color of the next row to create a checkerboard pattern.

Alternate the starting color of the next row to create a checkerboard pattern.

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Continue coloring the background squares in a checkerboard pattern. Do not color any portion of the square that is within the drawing of the object or word.

Continue coloring the background squares in a checkerboard pattern. Do not color any portion of the square that is within the drawing of the object or word.

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If the background color was Color A, use Color B to color where that square is inside of the object.

If the background color was Color A, use Color B to color where that square is inside of the object.

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If Color B was used to color the background square, use Color A to color where that square is inside of the object.

If Color B was used to color the background square, use Color A to color where that square is inside of the object.

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Continue coloring in this pattern until the object is colored in. You are finished!  Your drawing should be camouflaged!

Continue coloring in this pattern until the object is colored in. You are finished! Your drawing should be camouflaged!

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