Impossible Figure: 2011-03-11

After I had finished this one I realized I could make it even more impossible by simply putting things that should be in front behind instead. Then I remembered my conclusion from half a decade ago, that too many impossibilities together just becomes confusing, it’s often better to focus on once concept. Unless, of course, confusion is what you want :P


Linework | Fillwork

Two sides are mirrored versions of each other but still connected like if they were symmetrical.

About Andreas Aronsson

Professional app- & web-developer. Spare time multimedia experimenter, VR-enthusiast, motorcyclist. In Sweden.
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8 Responses to Impossible Figure: 2011-03-11

  1. ZackDark says:

    I liked this one.

    It’s simple and subtle.
    Actually took me a moment to get it. But when I did, it hit me like a train.

    Once again, great work!

  2. Thank you :D I found this one interesting myself as two parts of it, purple and green, does look like they are perfectly valid. Then when you glance over to yellow and pink-ish, that train you talked about appears.

    Cheers :)

  3. David says:

    I like your impossible figures a lot. There only seem to be a few basic ideas for impossible figures, but you’re managing to find interesting new combinations of them. The design and presentation is great too. They must take a lot of effort, but we appreciate them – thank you!

  4. Thank you David! :D Some of them take many hours, some only a few, but it still melts my mind every time :)

    In perspective I apply about… three kinds of impossibility? Solid objects that cannot work (as a solid or in depth), surfaces that change directions and surfaces that turns into nothing. It is also possible to have a surface work in two directions at the same time but I have not attempted to do this in perspective, it is very common outside of perspective drawing though :)

    Perhaps I should do a better explanation of this here on the site… hmm! Thanks again!

  5. ZackDark says:

    Hey, A., check out this lab’s logo:

    It’s what got me into impossible figures many years ago.

  6. Ah, interesting! It did take me a while to understand what I was looking at, symmetrical figures does that to me :3 After a while I saw two boxes in front of each other sharing one side each with two other boxes that are upside down. Quite nice, and fairly tricky to make out! Nice :)

  7. ZackDark says:


    It is also pretty neat to draw everywhere, once you get the gist of it.
    After all, it takes only 24 straight lines to do it. And the more minds you twist, the merrier!


  8. IIAOPSW says:

    In the last 2 updates, you seem to have a small grey square embedded as part of a central theme.

    I imagine that eventually you’re going to take some of these shapes and put them all on pegs. And the pegs themselves will be part of a blivet.

    If that isn’t your plan, it should be.

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