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A Geometric Approach to Trompe l’Oeil

If you got my Facebook message — which is iffy as FB has adopted a somewhat whimsical approach to who gets them now — you know that I’ve been having a few challenges posting lately.

First my computer walked off the job, so to speak.

So, I got a new one, and turns out there’s something of a learning curve with it.

And . . . and . . . and . . . I’ll spare your the rest except to say that I seem to be able to function today, and I thought I’d try to do something before the giant snowstorm hits  . .  .because that means that we will almost certainly lose power.

So, I’ve got a very interesting trompe l’oeil drawing of a gemstone for you.

I know you see a lot of trompe l’oeil/3D drawings, but watch the way this artist does his. It’s a bit different.

In most — or at least a lot — of the 3D drawings I see, the artist does a lot of blending and things look a bit organic. But this artist not only goes with the geometry of the stone he’s drawing, but goes a step further with even more geometry to achieve the trompe l’oeil effect.

At first, I wasn’t too sure that he could carry it off, but he certainly did.

If you’re interested in trompe l’oeil, but have been intimated by the inexactness of blending, you might want to try a technique more like this artist’s and see what happens.

I hope you enjoyed the post, and I hope that if you’re in the headlights of this storm, you’ve battened down your hatches! (I bought extra kitty litter, so I think we’re set.)