Make sense out of this

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Boston D:
    Posts
    535
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 199 Times in 130 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    HELLsinki, Finland
    Posts
    4,860
    Thanks
    345
    Thanked 2,687 Times in 1,646 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    A good optical illusion? Seems to be the most natural explanation.

    "I eat comics and poop stylization"
    Comic!
    Sketchbook (Critiques, no compliments please.)
    Tumblr
    Website
    Livejournal
    DeviantArt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    653
    Thanks
    124
    Thanked 230 Times in 117 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Look at the shadows cast by the pillars.
    You can tell it's a trompe d'oeil structure.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Between the chair and the keyboard
    Posts
    293
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 148 Times in 102 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    A few days ago I spent the whole day looking at the video and trying to come up with an explanation just *how* it can work.

    I can see how it can work in Escher's drawings, but on video? It is probably a good optical illusion - when he pours in the water you can see it flowing over the wood and it apparently shows that the wood is laying flat or maybe a little running downwards. But then where does it come dripping over the edge and onto the millwheel is totally beyond me.

    -><-My sketchbook. Please, if you have time, crit as if your life depended on it.
    Or maybe check out my friends, they deserve it more.
    DeterminedAnimator | Naidy | Kalin | Leo_7 | saltfox | DanielsK5 | Lunatic Hermit
    Drawing group:
    "The fate of us all lies deep in the dark when time stands still at the Iron Hill."
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,212
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,670 Times in 5,020 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Alternative View Post

    (how do i embed videos?)
    Like this:


    (hit Quote to see the BB code)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alternative View Post
    Wtf? Any ideas?
    Here's a possibility: http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/18...-the-esch.html (Lots of discussion in the comments, as well.)

    Last edited by Elwell; February 24th, 2011 at 02:01 PM.

    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Elwell For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    653
    Thanks
    124
    Thanked 230 Times in 117 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I think in the very left set of pillars he actually has a hose that squirts water upwards and makes it fall on the wheel. So the water on the aquaduct doesn't actually fall down, it just stops at the end, but the left pillar starts to let the water flow at just the right time. Perhaps triggered by a switch or a timer.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Washington, US
    Posts
    1,194
    Thanks
    1,571
    Thanked 716 Times in 343 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    @PieterV That makes sense. So kind of like this model.



    My Sketchbook

    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to manlybrian For This Useful Post:


  11. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    205
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 35 Times in 31 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    just an optical illusion, look at the structure shadows on the floor, they don't match up.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook