Don’t give me those puppy dog eyes, T-Rex! I know you’re only after my juicy innards and the steak I had for dinner. Still, I can’t deny you’re adorable looking. And your uncanny ability to watch my every move around the room is unnerving and fascinating at the same time.
This bit of paper magic comes from brusspup and they seem to making a living off of creating greatness out of something simple. The best part about this particular trick is that you can download the template and replicate it yourself.
This is based on the famous dragon illusion which was inspired by Jerry Andrus. I’ve always wanted to try this illusion with several of these at once. I wanted to use 20 or 30 but after I tried a test with only 12, I realized 20 or 30 was going to be too many. So another thing I’ve always wanted to try was to have a large version. The original file was about 9 feet X 9 feet. I had to split the image into 4 files so the printer as my local print shop could print it. I traced all of the pieces on cardboard which I used to build a support structure for the prints. I used small pieces of cardboard and hot glue to make the structure really solid. One problem that I had was that the paper for the large dragon was really shiny. So if you look closely you can see the reflection of the eyes on the “top” and side panels. I bought some matte spray to try and minimize the reflections. It worked a little. Over all I was happy with the results. (via)
You know, you’d probably get burned at the stake for this sort of thing a few hundred years ago. Or at least be accused of sin by a beloved reality star. This is basically no different than conjuring a serpent to wreck humanity, so you’d deserve it.