P6m. Not my favourite. Actually, it’s at the bottom of my list in symmetry groups. But, you gotta do what you gotta do. Every symmetry group studied and used for a few good tessellations. The one I’ve done before, that I truly like, is the Notched Louis Cubes (5th one down on that page). There’s not much you can place inside a sliver of a triangle, twelve repeats inside a hexagon, and have it make sense. Easy to do 12 point mandalas, but these are not tessellations in my book.Continue reading
Trying to cram a character inside this tiny triangle, surrounded by mirrors is a pain in the keister. I have steered clear of this symmetry group for the simple reason that I’m not a fan of mirrors in tessellations. The only time I like mirrors is for the bilateral symmetry in a humanoid form. Those I’ve done lots. My latest love was Mr. Ruffles, a cutie from a few centuries ago. This time, I’ve managed to stuff “FIVE” of them in there!Continue reading
Indeed, not my favourite symmetry group. Most nested shapes that try to fit into this system feel constricted, weird, rigid, way too symmetrical. There is barely enough room to create recognisable figures within a sliver of a triangle, 30-60-90 degree (orange shape). And all of this surrounded by 3 mirrors. Ug. 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.
Deciding which symmetry group to use for a specific design can be hit and miss. And try again. You can narrow it down Continue reading
It’s been a year last week, since I started drawing with the KaleidoPaint iPad app. I was avoiding this P6m symmetry group because of the tight space for drawing within and the abundance of mirrors. Continue reading