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Blended Model Landscapes

These Illustrations Feature a Figure Expertly Painted into the Scenery

— December 10, 2015 — Art & Design
Trina Merry is an illustrator hailing from New York City with an artistic style that creatively blurs the viewer's sense of perception with a series of model landscape images. Embedded in each is a model that is expertly painted to perfectly resemble the scenery and blend right in. At closer inspection, the viewer can spot the model and see the artistry behind the optical illusion.

Merry's series of illustrations capture a new way to view the Modern Wonders of the World by expertly adding a hidden element to each image. The collection, entitled Lost in Wonder, creatively showcases famed locations such as the pyramids in Egypt, the Grand Canyon in Arizona and the Stonehenge with a model standing in front. Rather than the figure obstructing the view, the model is covered in paint to blend into the scene.
Trend Themes
1. Blended Model Illustrations - Artistic style that creatively blurs the viewer's sense of perception with a series of model landscape images, creating opportunities for new forms of visual storytelling and marketing campaigns.
2. Lost in Wonder - New way of showcasing iconic landmarks in a way that keeps them fresh and interesting for travel, tourism, and entertainment industries.
3. Optical Illusion Scenery - Expertly painted models to perfectly resemble famous landscapes creating opportunities for interactive and immersive experiences in the entertainment industry.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Illustration - Opportunities for new techniques and styles to develop in illustration and art, and opens up possibilities for collaborations with other industries.
2. Travel and Tourism - Creates new ways to showcase iconic landmarks and attractions, and encourages people to visit and engage with them.
3. Entertainment - Opportunities for creating interactive experiences, installations, and visual effects in movies and TV shows, as well as theme parks and events.
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