Today, I’m expanding on my exploration of this tessellation sparked by this image:
Let’s start with the background. With green birds representing ground, and blue birds representing sky, I can divide the background three different ways:
Now, let’s look at some birds. Here are the upright birds.
What do you think? Too many birds? What if we only use every other bird?
That’s still a lot of birds.
What if I position the birds in a “V formation”? Haven’t you seen birds flying like this?
Now this is too few birds, and they don’t extend across the plane. How about a gradual angle?
I like this better.
Now let’s put the background and the birds together.
Here’s a low horizon with alternating birds in the sky:
Here’s a low horizon with gradual “V formation”:
Here’s a medium horizon with alternating birds in the sky:
Here’s a medium horizon with gradual “V formation”:
Here’s a high horizon with alternating birds in the sky:
Here’s a high horizon with gradual “V formation”:
I think I like the low horizon with the gradual “V Formation” best; there’s more sky (and birds in it). I can use a random selection of browns and greens for the horizon to represent earth and vegetation. I can use a random selection of blues to represent sky. Even though the bird shapes run throughout the pattern, I don’t necessarily have to emphasize them. I could emphasize a few in the sky to represent sun and clouds.
What do you think of it? Please leave a comment.