#WDYS — Shades of Escher

I don’t know. Maybe it was the arches. Or the shadows cast by the late afternoon sun. Perhaps it was the geometry of it all that fascinated me. I’m not an artist, by any stretch. Especially not a graphic artist. But as I stood there, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the mathematical trickery of MC Escher’s Ascending and Descending.

Or the visual impossibly of his never ending Waterfall.

I returned the next day with easel, a canvas, and charcoal and I sketched what I saw.

Not too shabby, I thought, for someone who’s not an artist, not even a graphic artist, and certainly not an MC Escher.

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Top photo credit: Vrolans @ Pixabay. Escher works from Google Images. Photo modification at bottom made using the Prisma app for iPhones.

17 thoughts on “#WDYS — Shades of Escher

  1. Ron Rowland December 9, 2021 / 4:02 am

    Love your sketch — you captured it wonderfully and artistically.
    BTW, I am a huge Escher fan.

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    • Fandango December 9, 2021 / 12:35 pm

      I am a big fan as well.


  2. Mason Bushell December 9, 2021 / 4:20 am

    Wow! I’d say you are an artist, thats an incredible sketch!

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    • Fandango December 9, 2021 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Mason, but most of the credit for that sketch m goes to an app called Prisma.

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  3. newepicauthor December 9, 2021 / 6:56 am

    Not shabby at all and you may have missed your calling, but I will always know you as an awesome blogger.

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  4. Marleen December 9, 2021 / 8:25 am

    Wowy-wow… wow.

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  5. JT Twissel December 9, 2021 / 12:58 pm

    I’m a big Escher fan and I think you did great! I agree with the others — keep going!

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  6. bushboy December 9, 2021 / 6:44 pm

    Looks like 100% commenters found your “hidden talent”. The most redeeming feature was their love of Escher 🙂

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  7. leigha66 December 9, 2021 / 8:00 pm

    Nice… it does remind one of an Escher world doesn’t it?

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  8. Nope, Not Pam December 10, 2021 / 1:45 am

    What wonderful pictures. I’ve never seen anything like them before 🙂

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    • Fandango December 10, 2021 / 6:00 am

      You’ve never seen the graphic art of MC Escher? He was an amazing artist.

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      • Nope, Not Pam December 11, 2021 / 1:47 am

        I’ll have to google it

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