For this Sketchbook Saturday blog post we had asked one of our Graphic Designers to submit some doodles suggesting perspective. What we got was way cooler than we even imagined! These drawings suggest the deceptively complex “impossible figures” of compelling artists like Oscar Reutersvärd and M.C. Escher, getting us thinking about our initial topic with a whole new perspective (pardon the pun).
So, we’re saving our traditional thoughts on creating a sense of depth and viewing angles in your sketches for a later Saturday, and today we’re celebrating art that really challenges the way we view what’s expected to be a “normal” object. If impossible figures are new to you, try working these standard designs into your next sketch and gain the confidence to create some mind-benders of your own! The key is to make sure that, as a whole, the image looks like a normal figure but on closer inspection you see an interior wall is also an exterior wall or an enclosed space is also wide open.
Penrose Triangle: the original impossible object, created by Reutersvärd in 1934!
M.C. Escher’s Relativity…
…and the Concept It’s Based On
Poiuyt, a Bivet example
One Artist’s Interpretation of a Penrose Triangle
An Impossible Cube
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Woa so many cool designs! I feel like my brain is folding inside out!
There’s a cool book based on this type of impossible, brain-warping art: