Impossible Figure: 2012-04-30

I actually quit my dayjob in January and did my last day at the end of March. It was my plan to get a lot of content up on my blog which I have yet to sift through, but so far that has not come to pass. As the laptop I draw my art on recently died, it took me a while to get to setting up all my applications on my desktop machine to make this one.


Linework | Fillwork

Even though all levels are connected by the same slope, if you walk across the top they are all flat.

About Andreas Aronsson

Professional app- & web-developer. Spare time multimedia experimenter, VR-enthusiast, motorcyclist. In Sweden.
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4 Responses to Impossible Figure: 2012-04-30

  1. ZackDark says:

    Very good one and simple too!

    I must ask, though: what’s up with the numbers?

  2. :) Think of them as floor numbers, 2 and 4 are on the inside. In all honesty I added the numbers as the sides looked so utterly empty, haha, I tried to have them make sense too but I guess that didn’t work out too well ;)

  3. ZackDark says:

    I see. Now that you mentioned, I can see the 2 and 4.

    You see, when I only saw the 1, 3 and 5, I thought there was some obscure meaning to it. Had I seen the 2 and 4, I wouldn’t’ve asked. :p

    Since you already made the drawing, let me asking you this: do the small orange squares enhance the illusion or is it inconsequential?

  4. Strips and dots are added to up the amount of detail in these mostly flat artworks, but most of the time they are also functioning as visual guidelines. In this illusion the squares are supposed to help you tell that the middle surface has indeed one continuous slant. And yes, the 2 and 4 are pretty much unintelligible unless told about them, but I wanted to be consequential :P

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