Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Escher like monkeys by Hop41 Escher like monkeys by Hop41
Escher like monkeys by Hop41 (print image)

Loading...

All rolled Fine Art Paper Prints ship with an additional 1.5" bright white border. learn more. Gallery framed Fine Art Prints ship with an additional 2" bright white border. All Gallery Wrapped Prints ship with an additional 1" bright white wrapped border. View Original

These monkey tessellations are based on the equilateral triangle tile. The monkeys leave their regimented two dimensional existence, climb an octet structure and leap into the air spreading their arms in exultation. Then they return to their daily grind.

The octet structure they are playing on is made from alternating octahedra and tetrahedra bricks. Unlike conventional rectangular bricks, these have triangular faces.

I've hidden stuff in the painting's texture. Detail may be seen at Hop41.deviantart.com/art/Detai…
Add a Comment:
 
:iconamaterasuscorp1:
Amaterasuscorp1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Student General Artist
love Escher :heart:
Reply
:iconmastertrevor:
MasterTrevor Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is beautiful inspiration to all the arists in the world!
Reply
:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
infinite
Reply
:iconfractal2cry:
fractal2cry Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
:iconwowplz: outstanding work!
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thanks!
Reply
:iconmartinsilvertant:
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think the monkeys bring a clash in styles to this piece but I love the structure itself.

I also noticed you based your signature on Albrecht Dürer's. Nice touch!
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Good catch. I wonder how many recognize that tribute to Dürer. I regard Dürer as one of the great geometry inspired artists. He is up there with Escher and DaVinci.
Reply
:iconmartinsilvertant:
MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really? I probably didn't research Dürer properly then; I guess his engravings already speak to the imagination to such extent that I didn't need more from him. Escher on the other hand, I read a book about his life, art and geometrical principles. I do know Albrecht Dürer devised this geometrical system to create Fraktur typefaces though.
Reply
:iconnateyamamoto:
nateyamamoto Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome surrealism!and the frogs or lizards remind of the CMYK color scheme!
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Very perceptive! I had this poster printed. As you probably know, printers use CMYK. The center tiles are pure cyan, magenta, or yellow.
Reply
:iconnateyamamoto:
nateyamamoto Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
If you look at my profile I have a few screen shots of a film my advance animation class worked on based on the CMYKS. check it out in the gallery.
Reply
:iconnateyamamoto:
nateyamamoto Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
[link] that's the link to the photo
Reply
:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional
fun fun
Reply
:iconikarusmedia:
ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
so rich in its intricacies!
Reply
:iconrootz-faiz:
Rootz-Faiz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless, this is just too good for words.
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Thank you!
Reply
:iconfastrfreddy:
fastrfreddy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
:wow: Wonderful work.
Reply
:iconmattsayshigh:
mattsayshigh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
this is piece literally is mind bogglingly stunning
the detail is so intricate and complex!
and the monkeys are just amazing-especially the ones inbetween morphing from the 2d to 3d.

you really have a technique and skill level comparable to Escher himself!
absolutely amazing work
please keep creating art because it really is such a pleasure to view such masterful pieces of work<3
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Thank you for your kind comments! Your encouragement boosts my morale.
Reply
:iconmattsayshigh:
mattsayshigh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
truely my pleasure :)
Reply
:icondmshaposv:
dmshaposv Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Wow, quite unlike anything I've seen.
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I'm happy to hear that!
Reply
:iconzeneteru:
zeneteru Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
beautiful.....
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Thanks. Is your icon a Mayan number?
Reply
:iconstrixcz:
StrixCZ Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Escher would be proud :nod: :+fav:
Reply
:iconsexysmoothseductress:
this is amazing, i want it to hang in my office
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Hey, I'm you're first favorite on D.A.!

Thanks for your kind words.
Reply
:iconsvenmarie:
svenmarie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Writer
I could just stare at this for hours.
Reply
:iconrakoi:
Rakoi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Love the monkeys' colors! :D
Reply
:iconsabertooth1980:
Sabertooth1980 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
All you did was favorite a simple thing that I did that I didn't really do as art... But I am glad to have found this!
It combines TWO of my favorite things.
Escher and MONKEYS.
...
Everything is always better with monkeys.
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Your prime number waves [link] is very interesting, in my opinion.
I've done something similar [link] with the natural numbers rather than primes. The harmonic progression is the basis of a series of perspective drawings [link] I've done.
I have a feeling that some of my perspective studies have a connection with the Sieve of Eratosthenes. But what this connection is hasn't been revealed to me yet.
Reply
:iconsabertooth1980:
Sabertooth1980 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
>.> I actually found a pattern to the primes. Found it by just typing out prime numbers 11-109 on a simple three by three square and seeing the difference between the numbers that are the tens from the numbers that are in the ones collum.
An interesting thing happens.
First you divide the three by three square on your standard calculator into three colloms The first is that of 1,4,7 and if you want to extend it, 10. It helps in seeing the patter. Then it is 2,5,and 8. And finally of course 3,6,9.
Now all these numbers are in the Tens. Ae 1=10, 4=40, and 7=70.
Next look at the numbers that are prime within the set of 10. Ae 10-19.
11,13,17,19.
Then with 40. 41,43,47.
70: 71,73,79
And finally 100 (in this cause ten)
101,103,107,109.
The more interesting insight with this "pattern" comes with the other two Collloms. 2 and 3
All numbers that are prime in the 2 Collom, 20, 50, 80, 110, and onward either end in 3 and/or 9. All the numbers that are prime in the 3 Collom 30,60,90, and so forth, all end in either 1 and/or 7. And whiles this is a good pattern to base what numbers *can* be prime. It doesn't state what numbers *Are*.
To do this we need to interject the other prime numbers that crop up because of the wave propigation that's going on here.
Seven is the first one that noticably affects this pattern, starting at 49 (seven squared) and again at 77 (Seven times the next prime number 11).
From there, the pattern becomes self generating.
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
You should attempt to make an image of this pattern.

Your comments prompted me to upload an image of a pattern in primes: [link]
Reply
:iconsabertooth1980:
Sabertooth1980 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I could try, but it is a bit difficult. After all I am working with a three by X row of numbers, long arse string that could very well extend out to 11611. I think that's prime... It's been a while.
Reply
:iconhmspeedfreek:
HMSpeedFreek Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Seriously cool stuff. Very Escher-esque!

What does it look like without the background?
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
If it were a digital image done in layers I could easily see. But this is an old school painting done in acrylic paints.
Reply
:iconhmspeedfreek:
HMSpeedFreek Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
I didn't look at the cat
:iconfacepalmplz:

Seriously good work with that :nod:

Well done!!
Reply
:iconazrael-nekhbet:
Azrael-Nekhbet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
That's so awesome, it looks just like one of MC Escher's works!:D
Those tetra/octa hedra bricks really make you look twice... amazing!:D
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Thanks!
Escher had played with the tetra/octa hedra bricks in his print "Flatworms" [link]
Reply
:iconm-r-p:
m-r-p Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Thats insane dude! 3 comments and 19favs. somethings wrong with people. I want to nominate this for DD, how do i do that? :+fav:
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Hey thanks! :D

If you can find someone with a ^ in front of their name that likes it, it might get a DD.

Saw your sketch pad page with Penrose triangles and geometrical designs. [link] . Nice comment on tessellations. I see them all over the place when I'm on the edge of dream space.
Reply
:iconsgtgrandpa:
Sgtgrandpa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Brilliant work! Mind blowing how complex it is.
Plus I love monkeys. :XD:
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Thanks!
I have been blown away by the planetary and space scapes I've seen on D.A. And your work stands out in this strong community. Have you made tutorials?
Reply
:iconsgtgrandpa:
Sgtgrandpa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Sorry no tut's yet. I need to. I get asked all the time.
Guess I need to stop being so lazy huh.
:hug: I am flattered you like my work so much, Thank you.
Reply
:iconhauntingmewithsmiles:
Amazing! Very well done.
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Thanks! I like your praying mantis.
Reply
:iconsquishyfishy:
SquishyFishy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
This is an amazing painting with really well done tessellation. You need some sort of award or something prestigious like that. I love the intricacy of the bricks. :)
Reply
:iconhop41:
Hop41 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Thank You
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
  • Photo
Photo Prints: High-quality prints in glossy, matte and lustre finishes. learn more...
FINISH:
IMAGE SIZE:
IMAGE SIZE:
IMAGE SIZE:
$28.79 or 2,304




Details

Submitted on
July 22, 2008
Image Size
5.6 MB
Resolution
3000×3429
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
7,552
Favourites
125 (who?)
Comments
48