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Stimpy
01-04-2010, 02:05 PM
Some Days ago i had the idea to create a tesselation like the
painter escher did. The first try failed since i used the outline
of my shapes for painting. The result was an overlapping of the
shapes. But that was not the only pitfall i stumbled into... The
most difficult part is (for me) creating shapes that can be tesselate
without any gaps.
I found 2 useful links for that issue:
http://www.tessellations.org/index.htm
and
http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/escher/tessellations.10.html

I'm proudly present now LeafAndTree made with AR3:
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/003/e/0/LeafAndTree_by_StimpyKatz.jpg

AR3 is really fun to use:D

I'll write a tutorial how to make an Escher:)
but please be patient with me, my holiday is over:(:)

Have fun, Stimpy

Juz
01-04-2010, 03:41 PM
I love that you've used the tree and an element of the tree (the leaf) as the two chosen objects. Also like that you've set the whole thing on angle, making for a more interesting piece. Love the coloured paper and think the white edging is used to great effect. Well done. :):)

Eileen724
01-04-2010, 03:48 PM
What an interesting and wonderful artistic concept tessellations are! I did go to the links provided as well as looked up Escher on Wikipedia. I just love what you've done! Having a tutorial would be really nice to share with everyone, too! This would be a great art project to start in this forum as well.

pai
01-04-2010, 08:24 PM
I found this one very interesting to look at and very well painted indeed. It has that illusion I can see. Great work. :)

Stimpy
01-05-2010, 04:06 AM
Love the coloured paper and think the white edging is used to great effectReally funny,Juz, i didn't plan that effect of the white edging, nor i want
that, because blurring with the magic wand tool erases some detail:p



This would be a great art project to start in this forum as well.
Very interesting idea, Eileen I'll consider that, but first I'll create more
eschers to make them hot:D

Thanks for your compliment Pai. This work is not already perfect yet, cause
there are still small gaps and overlappings. But i think i can solve such problems:)

Have fun, Stimpy

Evart
01-05-2010, 07:54 AM
This is a very interesting design, it would look great as wallpaper. Very nice :)

byroncallas
01-05-2010, 08:01 AM
Stimpy, a terrific project and a terrific puzzle, especially making it not just technically interesting but aesthetically interesting too. These are challenging, 'eh. I think you did great. Looking forward to what you come up with next, and hearing what you learn along the way. :):):):):):):)

EDIT: Afterthought: I wasn't clear from your exchange with Juzzy if you do or do not want the white border. If you don't a good trick here is to make an under-layer, select the background color with the color picker, and with the inkpen run it along the white area below your image layer. "Pick" the background color with the lighting off so the color pick is an exact match. Turn it back on after the paint application. (This is a good trick too for hiding pixels that simply won't "fill" on fills.) Further note, if your image here is 100% opaque, you can accomplish the same thing by making an under layer filled with the background color and not bother with the ink pen tracing the white area. In either case you don't have to worry about losing your image edge from a "blend".

Gray
01-05-2010, 11:14 AM
This is a very interesting design, it would look great as wallpaper.

Oh man. My dream: someday live in a house with custom Escher wallpaper. That would be sooo nerdy. I'd have everyone in the math department at Purdue in love with me. Fantastic idea. It'd be hard to fall asleep looking at it though.

On a related note, Peter Chiykowski once said that the only responsible use of a time machine is to get Escher to write video games. I think I have to completely agree.

Juz
01-05-2010, 02:38 PM
"Happy accidents' can be a really good thing.:)
Here is the piece with the background quickly fudged into the white area... I don't think it is as visually strong without the white edging as the original you posted with the white edges. :)

byroncallas
01-05-2010, 02:46 PM
"Happy accidents' can be a really good thing.:)
Here is the piece with the background quickly fudged into the white area... I don't think it is as visually strong without the white edging as the original you posted with the white edges. :)

I suppose if we took a pole it will be different strokes for different folks on the border question (?). But one thing I love about Juzzy's quick little exercise is showing how such a simple thing can have such a large visual impact. It's like two different paintings to me - both with different merits. Each carries your eye differently around the painting (at least that is so for me). :cool::cool:

Stimpy
01-06-2010, 01:27 AM
Ha Ha, Juz, thanks for showing me the difference without a border:)
As Byroncallas said it's indeed a large visually deep impact. For me i
decided to leave this pic as it was.:)

Many thanks to all to your kind replys :)
Now i've a very urgent feeling to start the next escher:D
(uups my job come into my mind:rolleyes:)

see you hopefully very soon:)
Stimpy

foxytocin
01-06-2010, 01:42 AM
Can't wait to see your next one.....it's an excellent concept.....great fun!