How to Tessellate small scrolls

Barry Lee Hands

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I posted this on the Lindsay forum, and Steve suggested I put it up here also, here it is:

This is an application of "Inductive Layout". An ancient method of laying out scrolls I rediscovered while traveling the middle east and southern europe.
It utilizes a repeating frame, a hexagon, a " Tessellation"...
I hope it expands your ideas of how to fill an area.


1. First we lay out a hexagonal pattern to fill most of the space.
2. Next we draw in the ovals to size the scrolls, using the hexagon as a frame.
3. Then we draw in the scrolls, hanging them on the frame.
4. Then we cut the scrolls.
5.Then we finish shading them.

" Hang it higher, up there, higher, that would be the hippest"- Jerry Garcia



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Hi That is a very interesting concept, Got me to thinking. I wonder if different craftsmen had their own set of patterns that they set out their work with
I have often looked at eastern & asian wraught iron work & wondered how they set out the design perhaps it was this way. Thinking a bit more I played around on Autocad
And came up with these just for fun




Cheers Graham
 
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I posted this on the Lindsay forum, and Steve suggested I put it up here also, here it is:

This is an application of "Inductive Layout". An ancient method of laying out scrolls I rediscovered while traveling the middle east and southern europe.
It utilizes a repeating frame, a hexagon, a " Tessellation"...
I hope it expands your ideas of how to fill an area.


1. First we lay out a hexagonal pattern to fill most of the space.
2. Next we draw in the ovals to size the scrolls, using the hexagon as a frame.
3. Then we draw in the scrolls, hanging them on the frame.
4. Then we cut the scrolls.
5.Then we finish shading them.

" Hang it higher, up there, higher, that would be the hippest"- Jerry Garcia



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This is awesome, so happy to find this technique and that you have brought it to our attention Barry! Thank you
 

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