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Technique of Illusion of Motion in Graphic

You may not be a renaissance artist, but by applying the simple design techniques, you can invoke a physical and mental experience in your watchers by making your design move even if that motion is only implied. In this blog, we will be focusing mainly on how to create illusory motion and techniques of the Illusion of Motion.


Key Categories of Movement in Design

  1. Kinetic – How designs change their position in space and time.
  2. Rhythmic – They way lines, forms and colors lead the eye throughout a composition.
  3. Motion Illusion – How elements interact with each other to imply the motion.


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9 Technique of Illusion of Motion in Graphic


Illusion of Motion1. Motion Lines

Using the simple technique of motion lines, an object that seems inert can quickly be imbued with a sense of movement. This technique is the easiest and most natural. Kids from one to ninety-two will apply it automatically when drawing the stick figures. Three lines for the body, a circle for the head and a few horizontal lines behind. Stick figure in action. Many times the simplest solution is the best one.


2. Medium Disturbance

Moving through the water creates wave motion. The same is true for burning objects or those moving through the other kinds of matter. Demonstrating how an object disturbs the environment is another easy way to indicate movement.

This technique is a more fleshed out version of motion lines. Both indicate the effect in the object is moving through space, but motion lines are more of a hint, medium disturbance adds more in detail. The level of detail can vary from stylized to realism.


3. Anticipated Movement

This technique uses the idea of motion on a fixed 2D surface. Its success relies on the observer’s prior exposure to a similar scenario—like a jumping monkey. We have all seen a slow-mo video of a monkey jumping forward. If we see a monkey bending forward like it’s about to leap for a branch, we will automatically be triggered to turn on that video, now stored in the mind. This reaction plays out when we see a design of being in an anticipated movement. We can feel what the next move would look like.


4. Multiple Images

Multiple images are a fundamental technique depicting a cycle of action by presenting the subject in various poses which communicate a narrative to the observer. Digital filmmaking nowadays has become the norm, but operated on the same principle, putting the multiple images together to produce the illusion of motion.


5. Transparency

In transparency forms of differing opacities are layered on top of one another to replicate movement. If the hummingbird’s feathers in the Astoryo logo were opaque, it would only seem like a mutant with four sets of feathers. But because the feathers are transparent, we understand that the bird has one set of feathers, it is just that we see the process of its range of motion.


6. Blurred Outlines

Objects that move quickly appear kind of blurry. This phenomenon induces us to associate blurry edges with the motion. Hold a camera, but, photograph a fast-moving object as it moves by the lens and you will get this effect without the use of the graphic design. Examples, the blurred outlines technique gives a sense of agility while lending a ghostly effect.


7. Lines of Force

These are invisible lines which guide the direction of motion with compelling the visual emphasis to an implication of movement. In the ocean painting, mark how the diagonal lines could be drawn starting from right to left in three places: At the shoreline, where the frothy white water turns into the wave and at the crest of the wave. These lines meet as they move left toward the vanishing point, where they crash into a symphony of vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines, creating a sensation of turbulent movement.


8. Optical Movement

This one crosses over into the rhythm category, but it creates an illusion of motion. Curved shapes tend to direct the eye in the circles around a composition. It is known as the optical movement and allows the observer to perceive the different parts of the whole piece dynamically.


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9. Optical Illusion

We have saved the most dramatic one for last—the snake illusion. Look at it for long enough, and it starts moving. The operating principle is called apparent motion. It happens because there are so many geometric repetition and other data impacting varying portions of retina all at once. This mother-lode of details is forwarded to visual cortex instantly and is a total head-scratcher for the mind which is fooled into considering there’s movement.


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Now you know a bunch of different techniques to create the illusion of motion in graphic design, it’s time to nail down which technique makes the most sense for you and to move the audience.