A wonderful mathematician and creative artist, Escher is well known for his "Metamorphosis" images and his "impossible shapes" images. He was influenced, in part, by the ornate tile work he saw in Islamic architecture- like the Alhambra. Here are some examples of his work.....
Here are your directions.... STEP #1. Use your color grid to decide which colors to use in your painting. Choose a color scheme and collect 9 colors that fit the scheme...paint the 9 colors into a "grid".
STEP # 2 Seal your pencil lines, by painting the patterns with CLEAR ACRYLIC MEDIUM
STEP #3 "Stain" your patterns with one of the colors in your color scheme.... BE SURE you can see the pencil lines through the color layer. STEP #4 Apply your colors to your pattern AND use these variations: Tints of them Shades of them neutralized (no saturation) version of them (add black, add white, or mix complements)
and use these painting techniques: Solid color Wet to wet blending (smooth) drybrush techniques (visual texture)