Archive for the 'Geometric Art Details' Category

Polished Stone Pattern

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

In this post I showed the underlying design of a pattern in two forms, a red outline of the panels

and a black and white pattern showing the reflected and non-reflected panels.

[Note: If you arrived at this page looking for black and white patterns, you may also be interested in Wearable Geometric Designs or free tiling [...]

Stained Glass

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

There are many practical things I should be doing, but I spent almost the entire weekend exploring a new kind of pattern. Usually I start from photographs, but this was created entirely within Photoshop. It is meant to look like stained glass, but I found that solid colored glass looked uninteresting, so I [...]

Geometric Art walkingbridge12128855a_3f in Detail

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I’ve been exploring the new technique of simulating folds in the image by lightening and darkening alternate panels. It seems to work best on images that appear to be two-dimensional. In images with depth it can be jarring. This image uses the technique very subtly to add complexity to the lighting without [...]

Geometric Art 2005byarda12128855a_1 in Detail

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Today I’d like to show you the underlying structure of a pattern. The one I’ve chosen is made from a photograph of wet leaves and pine needles, taken in my back yard in 2005 as the title (vaguely) suggests. You can click through to my Imagekind gallery for magnified views.

You can see a 12-sided figure [...]

Geometric Art hedgec1612128e_1 in Detail

Friday, March 21st, 2008

This pattern, viewed from a distance, makes me think of fireworks.

Barberry is one of my favorite subjects, because when it begins to change color in the fall there can be many different colors on the same bush. This one is particularly colorful because the sun is coming through the leaves. The curves, crisp [...]

Geometric Art 2005frostgrassa12643b_2 in Detail

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

A small version of this image has been on curtis-hill.com for some time, and recently it came up for discussion in a geometry class at West Lincoln High School in Lincolnton, NC, so I thought I’d offer some close-up views. Two versions are available at Imagekind, one with a single instance of the basic [...]

Geometric Art moneya1616168c_4 in Detail

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

This fun pattern shows the beauty of US currency. Here are links to the pattern and source photo at Imagekind, where I sell my work:

 

In this design I’ve chosen not to repeat the basic tiling unit, because the interesting thing isn’t so much the interaction between parts, as the parts themselves. I want the details [...]

Geometric art bankhostab1612128e_3 in Detail

Friday, February 29th, 2008

I’d like to give you a close look at the pattern bankhostab1612128e_3 and the photograph from which it is made. These framed images link to the Imagekind web site where I sell my work.

 

It’s hard to see anything but the geometry at this small size, though, so I want to zoom in and explore [...]