Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Interlocking Everything by BobbyBobby85 Interlocking Everything by BobbyBobby85
Two months later, I've finally completed My most challenging interlocking drawing thus far. To see it fully, you may have to push F11 on your keyboard to enable full screen.

The basic idea here is that I would keep proportions accurate as I could and trying my best to eliminate any empty space throughout the canvas. Of course, photo realism was also something I would try my best to create with this piece, despite the fact I'm working on a piece of 8.5 x 11 cardstock using a 0.5mm mechanical pencil.
Add a Comment:
 
:icontepidohare:
tepidohare Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
The planning it must have taken to come up with things that fit together like that makes my head spin. Great work!
Reply
:iconbobbybobby85:
BobbyBobby85 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Although I wouldn't technically call it "planning". I more or less have to play it by ear when making it comes to making new shapes and objects. Most of the time, I have no idea what I'm going to draw next. I guess it all depends on what I've drawn last. :P
Reply
:icontepidohare:
tepidohare Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I was giving it more thought and realizing it's just a matter of seeing new shapes in the negative spaces from the previous ones. It's no less impressive for that, though!
Reply
:iconmartywolf92:
Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
wow. :wave: Long time no see. so its nice to see this stuff again. Full of things. How do you know what to draw. Do you draw anything? or these are your interests, things you see. etc?
Reply
:iconbobbybobby85:
BobbyBobby85 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well, it usually takes me about a month or two depending on how often I work on it. I started this one in the middle of May and just finished it the other day, so this one in particluar took a little over two months altogether. I usually try to devote at least one hour every day to working on it, but it's not as simple as just "drawing" something. A big part of the job at least for these types of drawings is that I have to take the edge of an object I already have drawn and try to think of something that could realistically fit there. Let me ellaborate:

The first thing I drew in this picture was the bicycle in the lower right corner. From there, I had to examine its surrounding edges and think of objects whose silhouetes could fit around the shape of the bicycle like a puzzle piece. So after a little bit of thinking, I eventually came up with the Witch mask, the shoe and the Turtle to fill in the next three objects. From there, I now had a new set of edges to work with, so where you see the toy dinosaur toy in the final work, I originally dabbled with putting a magic Genie lamp in that space. In fact, there are many places throughout this drawing where I played with other ideas and shapes, but it merely serves as a testament to how challenging the thought process is of making one of these.

So more often than not, I will be sitting there looking at these edges and trying to think of things to put in the surrounding empty space of whatever I already have on the picture. I try to make it even more challenging for myself when I adhere to strict principles of photorealism and correct porportion in terms of the overall size of the objects I use. The fact that I tend to favor distinct and instantly recognizable things that can't be mistaken for anything else usually makes my options limited. So if I'm painted into a corner with a really awkward edge that I HAVE to fill in, it can take me hours to think of a legitimate and distinct object that works well with the picture. It helps if you are familiar with lots and lots of everyday items and can retain a general idea of what they look like. I even spoof the brand names of certain products so I get a little bit of creative play while I'm at it.

It more or less boils down to concave and convex shapes, but its the actual process of finding what to put in the picture that takes so long. I would venture to say that the actual drawing time of this piece is only a few hours, but the actual conceptualizing of the piece is where about 95% of the time goes. But if I'm persistant with it, and make sure I find the right thing to put in the right place, I feel in the end it will pay off.

And that's pretty much it. Maybe someday I'll try coloring one of these. :P
Reply
:iconmartywolf92:
Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
well what a process. Kudos to you for actually doing these drawings of detail and realism. I bow down to you for having the patience and courage to actually do these sort of drawings. You are a King! and an inspiration to many people if they knew what i know now on what work you put into this. You have great devotion to your work even if you only work on it for an hour a day or try to. Well done to you and every drawing you do like this is a huge achievement. Are'nt you lucky there are many items in the world to think of. :clap: Goodluck if you ever do try one in colour.
Reply
:iconfreggoboy:
Freggoboy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That is just amazing, I love it. :)
Reply
:iconbobbybobby85:
BobbyBobby85 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad all the hard work I put into it payed off. :)
Reply
:iconfreggoboy:
Freggoboy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I sure hope more people will find this work of art and see how talented you are.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
July 25, 2008
Image Size
501 KB
Resolution
955×737
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
2,455
Favourites
15 (who?)
Comments
9