In 1948, M.C. Escher created a lithograph called “Drawing Hands” which depicted two hands drawing each other into existence. This surreal work has inspired many artists over the last 64 years. One such work is “Escher’s Nightmare” by J.D. Hillberry. His version, a charcoal and pencil drawing on white paper, has a twist. Instead of working as a team to draw each other on the paper, one hand has an eraser and is attempting to destroy the other.
To view more of J.D. Hillberry’s realistic charcoal and pencil drawings or learn about drawing classes that he offers, please visit his website.