The other side of me is the carver, 3D instead of digital artwork. I came across a carving by Chouki Derrouiche, a tessellation of Whirling Dervishes carved with different woods. Spectacular. I undertook to figure out which symmetry system Chouki used to create his nested shapes. I was baffled as to which symmetry system was being used Continue reading
Don’t ask me how the software works, or about the geometry recalculations it does. I just want to share how cool this widget is. And ever so simple. Continue reading
This is a lesson in wearing eye protection. Taking care of your body, your outer shell for the time you spend on this planet. I have not yet learned this lesson. But I am listening. If you’re an artist or carver and your whole life depends on your vision, please read this. Continue reading
Djeeewizz it’s hot out today, sure hope my hair doesn’t get too messed up. Another tessellation popping up out of the blue. Have no idea where these originate from, deep within my cranium. She sort of reminds me a bit of Continue reading
A mesmerizing video by the Zaragoza University’s Math Institute that I must share with you. It deals with the underlying geometry behind many universal designs. Continue reading
Celebrating my “100th post” on this blog with an all dog tessellation carousel of images.
All drawings about dogs. A few new ones that I have not yet revealed on the blog. Some are spectacular, where all the shapes nest into each other perfectly. Others, Continue reading
Quite similar to one tessellation I did a few weeks ago. The Three Dogs tessellation. But this one is based on a six way rotation, group P6 rather than P3. If you have a look at both, the tails swirl around into a spiral, the Dash Hounds using 6 instances of tails, the originals using three tails. Continue reading
My garden beds wander all over the place. My hair flies as it wishes, always has. My tessellations don’t follow established “rules”, I cheat with shared space (although I find that cool still), Continue reading
Having a heck of a time deciding on what to call this tessellation. Redhead. Pearl J. Bailey. Crimson Cutie. Reclining Doudette. Reeboks. MJDSV. The little black dress. Continue reading
Forever the optimist. “Maybe next year”. Once a Schalke fan, always a Schalke fan. Continue reading
Many times, I will sketch a whole bunch of tessellations. Some look okay, others somehow keep my interest, but have flaws or unresolved areas. I usually leave them aside for a while and return with a fresh eye. One such tessellation was the Jewel Thief. Continue reading
A new iPad app for me, iOrnament, is not quite as versatile for me to create tessellations, or as they seem to call them, nested forms. It feels like an earlier version of KaleidoPaint, Continue reading
Found another iPad App to do tessellations. Sames rules of symmetry, but with different tools. iOrnament. I’ve only played with it for a week now, but here are a few differences and advantages listed. Continue reading
At first glance, I was thinking this might be a P6m symmetry challenge. Pulled up KaleidoPaint on the tablet and tested my theory.
The Android version of KaleidoPaint is finally finished and publicly available. I would like to share this spectacular and free app with the group Broug Atelier for Islamic Geometric Design.