"Anyone got any grid paper ? - Ah thanks, ill map today then."
"Ok, so 10ft west, 10ft north, north door. Yup !"
"Up some steps. Ok, 10ft east, 10ft south...err right !"
10 minutes later,
"Braaaaaaaains.... braaaaaaains.... I.... kill.... DM...."
Love this bit of artwork.
In the places where it's still just roughly sketched out, however, you're right. I've never had great fine motor control, so I do the detail work zoomed way in. But I do rough sketches zoomed out, so that I can see the big picture. Hence zigs where there should be zags (or straight lines).
So no, the gravity-defying behavior of the sketched water is not intentional . I considered having the water act differently, or have gravity in several directions, but decided against it. I figured that making the water behave in the usual fashion would help to anchor the more surreal aspects of the landscape.
I had no idea that Escher did maps!
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I just noticed another error -- another river doing something it shouldn't -- but I'm going to leave this one in.
So, there is (at least) one spot where a river is doing something impossible .