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Tessepuzzlation by BobbyBobby85 Tessepuzzlation by BobbyBobby85
At last, my latest work is complete. It took me a little over a month altogether working only with a mechanical pencil on cardstock. The basic idea remains the same as in my other "tesselationary" works, which is to fit the contours of various objects and animals by connecting concave and convex silhouettes of illogical shapes that demand definition. Once I think of a working object that would fit, I have to make sure the new edges I create on the other side eventually fit into something else.

To make a long story short, this picture is supposed to fit completely random objects together on a flat plane by connecting everything like a puzzle. Some shapes are bigger than others, and some objects may defy the laws of physics, but neverthesless, the majority of the picture fits together in a passable manner. The only difference this time around is that there is no real underlying hidden picture to confuse people. This is more or less just a collection of smaller pictures arranged in such a manner that it works.

And the simple truth is that these things just take way too much work. It's hard to tell how much time I wasted working on this, but I'm sure I could've been doing something more productive with my time. I'm thinking I should stick with the surreal stuff that only takes a few days because it seems that ambiguity almost always wins over solid composition...
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sethness Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Would you let me display your (three? more?) realism+tessellation art in a "guest gallery" on my website, tessellations dot org? I'd provide links back to here, or another site where your art appears, if you like. Each piece would, each on its own webpage, have the title and a short description, and the "top" page of your gallery would have a short bio/intro written by you and edited by me.

Hop David, the other founder of the club #M-C-Escher-Style , has done a similar guest artist feature on my website. Check it out at [link]

Why do it? Exposure. definitely gets your art out there for people to see, but is the top-ranked (by Google, Yahoo, etc.) website devoted solely to tessellation art. It's visited by thousands (some engines say 3500+, some say 8000+) daily.
That's good for you. :)
defyingravity Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Wow. It looks like so much work went into this! Really well done.
BobbyBobby85 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Indeed, it takes a couple months to finish one of these. It's not so much the drawing part that makes it hard, but coming up with objects that will fit into the scope of the picture.
D34D3REY3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I really like how your objects fit together. It just blows my mind. Favorite from me man.
BobbyBobby85 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks! I do have a new one of these you can check out on my front page or in my gallery. I'm not here often, but I do try to submit new stuff when I can.
bowsmand Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Bobby, draw whatsoever pleases you. Your work is a refreshing reminder that solid compositions still exist in a world taken with an ambiguous trend. I'd rather hang "a bunch of random objects fitted together perfectly" on my wall than "three splashes of paint with a pretentious title."

Keep on rockin' on.
BashiQu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail of the guy in the picture! I used to have a gameboy like that too but my bro sold it off (it was his so he had the right ^^; ) And I love the fire extinguisher. Brings back memories~ Haha~!

I love the rifle (?) at the bottom compared to the other guns only because it comes with an ice cream~ And I think the treasure map was such a cool thing to put in~!!

(pssst~ I love snails~ They're really cute! And I love sunny side up eggs~!! darn... now I'm hungry...)
oblivious-life Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Student Filmographer
ah I see, very beautfiul, how u shaded it and all
henryamistadi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
so packed full of details.
great stuff!
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