Sunday, December 20, 2015

Critical Hit

I've been wanting to do some Dungeons and Dragons inspired patterns for awhile. Here's a first stab at a dice pattern. I think this would make for some fun circus leggings.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Feathers and Nerd Nite!

I'm honored to have the opportunity to present my math and art mashup at Austin Nerd Nite! It's this Wednesday at the North Door at 8 pm.

I'll be talking about Tiling on a Torus, and the 17 Wallpaper Groups.

In preparation, I made this repeat out of an old drawing.


Friday, October 30, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Manta CM

I just read that manta rays can be about 23 feet across. Nature is pretty cool!


Friday, October 23, 2015

Acroyoga

This is just a quick sketch. I'd love to come back and do some better figure drawing with this repeat. It's really fun with the glide reflections.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Embroidery

I meant to post this sooner, but here's a paisley I embroidered at Stitch Lab's Embroidery I back in June. Soon I hope to incorporate my new skill into some of my dyed textiles :)


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Starlight Mint Swirls

Still tooling around with the madpattern templates. It's kind of amazing what structures start to form from just a few lines. This one reminds me of starlight mints :)


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Glacier National Park

I'm back from vacation in Montana, and I've been working hard on a pattern for the Spoonflower National Parks contest. My imagery includes mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and the signature red "jammer" busses that traverse Going to the Sun Road.


It needs some polishing still, but here's a first draft:






Sunday, June 28, 2015

Swings Asunder

I'm working on my homework backstage while volunteering for Swings Asunder. Go see it if you are in Austin, we have three more shows. I'm drawing inspiration from all the aerialists and masked turtle people in wigs. Here's today's pattern:




Saturday, June 27, 2015

Loud & Proud

In celebration of the recent SCOTUS ruling, I made a rainbow pattern! Hooray for marriage equality!




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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Henna party

Tonight I invited some girlfriends over to practice henna. It's a wonderfully stringy henna from Rajasthan. It was so easy to draw nice lines, and I added a little cosmetic glitter just for fun. Missed out? I have frozen the rest, and need more practice, so let's get together and I'll draw on you.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Citrus Squares

It's a little late but I'm still going to file this under #WeeklyPatternWednesday


Monday, June 22, 2015

Lemon Blossom

I made a lemonade inspired print for this week's Spoonflower contest. I named it "Lemon Party" because I'm a horrible person (don't google that. I'm serious.).  It's now entitled "Lemon Blossom," and apologies for my horrible internet humor.






Sunday, June 21, 2015

Razors

Here's another pattern from Wallpaper Group p2gg. It kinda looks like a razor blade.



Friday, June 19, 2015

Just add imagery...

I recently experimented with adding my Mona Bear imagery to the p3m1 template, and look, a six-headed Maine Coon:


Imagine how bitey and hungry that would be. What a monster!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wallpaper Group p4mm

The final wallpaper group! p4mm


Here's the structure:


Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation2.svga centre of rotation of order two (180°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation3.svga centre of rotation of order three (120°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation4.svga centre of rotation of order four (90°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation6.svga centre of rotation of order six (60°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend reflection.svgan axis of reflection.
Wallpaper group diagram legend glide reflection.svgan axis of glide reflection.
 Image and Key: Source: Wikipedia

Check out the Pinterest board

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wallpaper Group c2mm (cmm)

Weekly pattern Wednesday! It's c2mm:





Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation2.svga centre of rotation of order two (180°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation3.svga centre of rotation of order three (120°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation4.svga centre of rotation of order four (90°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation6.svga centre of rotation of order six (60°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend reflection.svgan axis of reflection.
Wallpaper group diagram legend glide reflection.svgan axis of glide reflection.
 Image and Key: Source: Wikipedia


Here's the related Pinterest board.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wallpaper Group p4mg

There's no better way to learn than to get your hands dirty and do it yourself! Making my own wallpaper groups is really helping me understand each group. Today's is p4mg, which has a neat woven quality:


The structure:


Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation2.svga centre of rotation of order two (180°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation3.svga centre of rotation of order three (120°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation4.svga centre of rotation of order four (90°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation6.svga centre of rotation of order six (60°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend reflection.svgan axis of reflection.
Wallpaper group diagram legend glide reflection.svgan axis of glide reflection.
 Image and Key: Source: Wikipedia


Here's a pinboard of group p4mg.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wallpaper Group p4

P4 is such a fun wallpaper group because it has this spiraling nature:




Fun fact: the Sun Microsystems Logo is also in this group. RIP Sun.
.

OMG, it even spells SUN as it rotates. I love it so much. :(


Here's the structure:


Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation2.svga centre of rotation of order two (180°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation3.svga centre of rotation of order three (120°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation4.svga centre of rotation of order four (90°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation6.svga centre of rotation of order six (60°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend reflection.svgan axis of reflection.
Wallpaper group diagram legend glide reflection.svgan axis of glide reflection.
 Image and Key: Source: Wikipedia


Here's the corresponding Pinterest board.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wallpaper Group p3m1


Here's a wallpaper group that I haven't found much of in the wild (and by wild I mean Pinterest): p3m1:


The structure is shown here:




Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation2.svga centre of rotation of order two (180°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation3.svga centre of rotation of order three (120°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation4.svga centre of rotation of order four (90°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation6.svga centre of rotation of order six (60°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend reflection.svgan axis of reflection.
Wallpaper group diagram legend glide reflection.svgan axis of glide reflection.
 Image and Key: Source: Wikipedia

Here's the corresponding Pinterest board.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Wallpaper Group p6

This is so easy. I can't believe I didn't try MadPattern sooner. Now I can make my own Islamic inspired designs! Here's wallpaper group p6. Note the overlapping lines which distinguish it from p31m.






Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation2.svga centre of rotation of order two (180°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation3.svga centre of rotation of order three (120°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation4.svga centre of rotation of order four (90°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation6.svga centre of rotation of order six (60°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend reflection.svgan axis of reflection.
Wallpaper group diagram legend glide reflection.svgan axis of glide reflection.
 Image and Key: Source: Wikipedia


Here's the corresponding Pinterest Board.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wallpaper Group P3

More exploration of wallpaper groups:


Here's the structure, nerds:


Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation2.svga centre of rotation of order two (180°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation3.svga centre of rotation of order three (120°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation4.svga centre of rotation of order four (90°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation6.svga centre of rotation of order six (60°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend reflection.svgan axis of reflection.
Wallpaper group diagram legend glide reflection.svgan axis of glide reflection.
 Image and Key: Source: Wikipedia


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wallpaper Group P31M

I'm still having lots of fun with the MadPattern templates.



For you math nerds out there, here's the underlying structure: 


Key
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation2.svga centre of rotation of order two (180°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation3.svga centre of rotation of order three (120°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation4.svga centre of rotation of order four (90°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation6.svga centre of rotation of order six (60°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend reflection.svgan axis of reflection.
Wallpaper group diagram legend glide reflection.svgan axis of glide reflection.
 Image and Key: Source: Wikipedia


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wallpaper Group p6mm


Tonight's pattern is in Wallpaper Group p6mm:




Group p6mm has the following structure:



Key
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation2.svga centre of rotation of order two (180°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation3.svga centre of rotation of order three (120°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation4.svga centre of rotation of order four (90°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend rotation6.svga centre of rotation of order six (60°).
Wallpaper group diagram legend reflection.svgan axis of reflection.
Wallpaper group diagram legend glide reflection.svgan axis of glide reflection.
 Image and Key: Source: Wikipedia

I found this wonderful resource for generating wallpaper group patterns in Illustrator called MadPattern. It's a set of free templates for the 17 groups. It makes pattern generation so easy. I honestly spent more time working on the color scheme than coming up with the design.

I'm also joining a fun artists movement called #weeklypatternwednesday, organized by Smudged Textiles Studio. It's a great blog, go check it out! :)