Oct 172016

Check it out, I colored in two different views from a single optical illusion page from my coloring book:

Fantasy Flip Faces – Optical Illusions Coloring Book


I colored these in using colored pencil, scanned ’em in, and used photoshop to place them in an animated gif that “flips” the page and switches to the other colored in page! I think it looks pretty neat-o  when it switched from the elf to the goblin and back!


Also, I created a book of 25 fantasy flip faces (this page is in it) that convert over from an alliance member of “Elvenic” (elves, wizard, unicorn, dragon, ent, etc)  to an alliance member of the “Ganespe” (goblins, trolls, imps, sorcerer, orcs, etc.). You will notice at the top/bottom there  is some elvenic language, the code for that is in the book, available on Amazon:

Check out the story at the books page and do your part to save Terraflippia! 😉


 Posted by at 3:16 pm
Oct 132016


Halloween is almost here so I illustrated a FREE Halloween Optical Illusion for you to color.  Click the link below to be taken to the free coloring page area whee you can download this high-resolution PDF file and print it, as well as other free coloring pages!


If you want to support my artwork endeavors, you can buy one of my awesome coloring books on Amazon, or buy some of my artwork on a Zazzle product.

Coloring Books:



 Posted by at 2:16 pm
Oct 032016

My newest coloring book is here!


Fantasy Flip Faces: Optical Illusions Coloring Book (Elves vs. Goblins) by ‘Trick Slattery


This is the newest coloring book by me (‘Trick). Inside is 25 hand drawn fantasy coloring page illustrations / optical illusions, featuring elves, goblins, trolls, a wizard, a unicorn, a dragon, and many other fantasy creatures. Each “side” of a page represents a faction. Pages are duplicated so you can try coloring the other “view”.

Available on Amazon!


There is an invisible world that humans cannot see called Terraflippia. It is a world filled with magic, elves, fairies, wizards, goblins, trolls, and other fantasy creatures.

This world is a beautiful world, but it is also one that is divided. The two main factions of the world are the Elvenic and the Ganespe. The Elvenic consists of elves and various allies such as the grand wizard and the unicorns. The Ganespe consists of goblins, trolls, imps, and other alliance members. This division between factions has caused great turmoil in Terraflippia, and no solution has been found. Even the magic of the grand wizard hasn’t helped.

The grand wizard, realizing the impending doom of Terraflippia, has recognized that the only way to restore balance and order between the two factions is to generate magic from a parallel world – from the human world. But how? Humans have so much creativity, but how can it be consolidated and converted to magic?

He then remembered the great power that color inherently generates and devised a color magic spell. The wizard added the idea to an artist’s thoughts prompting him to create a coloring book that represents the two factions in 25 magical flip illustrations.

The spell was placed on imagery that balances the two factions, and restores magic to Terraflippia.

To the artist the coloring book and this story are just a part of his imagination, but to Terraflippia they are much more. The two factions on each page represent different sides of the same coin, and a balance between the two.

The magic happens when humans around the globe access their creativity to give these illustrations the life of color. Now the magic is up to you. The views you see and the color you give to them have the capacity to save Terraflippia and bring peace.

The grand wizard asks all colorists to color what is in their hearts, but also to remember that appearances aren’t everything. What is ugly on the outside isn’t always ugly on the inside.

The fate of Terraflippia is in your hands!

Front and back:


Trust me, you’ve never colored anything like this before! 😉


 Posted by at 1:50 pm
Jul 052016


I added in a new coloring page to tricksplace.com/free-coloring-pages/. Click on the link or the above image to go to the free coloring pages section of the website. From there you can download a free printable 8.5 x 11 .PDF file of this image or others that I place there. This one is not a multiview illusion like my coloring book, but if you like my artwork and would like to color in mutiview illusions, pick up a copy of Multiview Illusions Coloring Book on Amazon which has 25 different illusions to color.

The above mermaid is a coloring page version of this illustration I did a while back and can be seen here:


 Posted by at 9:40 pm
Jul 042016


Since I created a coloring book, I’ve created a page on this website for adding entirely free coloring pages that you can print out. Right now only one has been added (the above). All free printable coloring pages will be print quality .PDF files 8.5 x 11 in size.


The birds/owl above is one that I have a similar version in the Multiview Illusions Coloring Book so I didn’t add this one. The idea about this one is that you can see either two (side-view) love-birds head to head or one (front-view) owl.

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For more multiview illusions coloring pages pick up a copy of:


 Posted by at 7:32 pm
Jul 042016


Tada! My first coloring book is out on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and will be out for other countries shortly! The idea behind it was to create 25 optical illusion illustrations where one image can be viewed in more than one way! I’ve duplicated each illustration for a total of 50 coloring pages, single sided on 60lb white paper. This way people can color in each view if they want to, or they have a chance at a do-over.

I first started this when I noticed that there weren’t really any other books like it. These types of illusions also work well with my quirky and whimsical style!

Some images take a flip of the page to see something different, some are head on and you just need to look at the image with different eyes. Take a look at a few examples on the back of the book:


If you’ve enjoyed coloring in pages from this coloring book please leave me a review on Amazon! Your help getting this book noticed will also allow me to create other unique coloring books and artwork. And don’t forget to subscribe to my blog on this site, follow me on facebook.com/tricksplace/ and also join the facebook group dedicated to sharing colored in pages from my books or website:

If possible use the hashtags of #tricksplace and #multiviewcoloring on social media sites such as facebook, twitter, instagram, etc when sharing colored pages. I will probably use one of these to automatically display colored images on my website in the future. I’d also love to see what you have done with the artwork and these tags will help me find them. Also, feel free to contact me directly with a link to your colored work. Do not share uncolored pages.

Stay subscribed to my blog if you want to know when other books or free coloring pages are available. I plan to add some freebies shortly!

I hope you enjoy coloring the Multiview Illusions Coloring Book!



 Posted by at 4:12 pm
May 142016

So I created my own facebook page for my artwork! Please show your support and like the page.


I also created an instagram account. Not much on it yet but I plan to add stuff to it, so if you use instagram and like my art, please connect with me.


rat-cat-dog-cookies-smallI created the image to the left for my niece in which I added her name going down the wall and had her peaking out out from behind it. Those parts have been taken out for this post, but I was thinking about placing this image on some Zazzle shirts where people can customize their own name going down the wall (under the cookie jar). Haven’t done that yet.

I’m also in the process of creating an adult coloring-book. I have around 15 illustrations done but want around 25 (doing the in my spare time). I’ll also be offering free printable coloring pages on this website at some point. The images for the coloring-book will have much of my style, except designed specifically as coloring pages with patterns and intricate crannies for people to color in.

There are a whole lot of adult coloring-books out there, you might say that the market is flooded with them as there has been a recent craze surrounding them, but I think mine will be very unique and address a niche that is not currently out there. Please stay tuned to this blog and connect with me on social media if you are interested.

Catch you all later,


 Posted by at 3:06 pm