ANIMALS TESSELLATIONS GALLERY

The following drawings are all different of those of my "Figurative Tessellation Method". In this method you will find nearly 120 other tessellations with instructions for their creation.
The following tessellations have been developed:
- either with a pencil and an eraser and then finalized in Illustrator;
- either with the software "TesselManiac" www.tesselmaniac.com by Professor Kevin Lee, and then finalized in Illustrator;
- either directly in Illustrator.
New tessellations are added periodically.
Several drawings are presented for each of the 35 types of tessellations studied in my method.
For each tessellation I give three classifications, the first is from my method. The second is the isohedral type defined by
B. Grünbaum and G.C. Shephard. The final classification is the symmetry (wallpaper) group.
All the drawings are copyright Alain Nicolas, all rights reserved. You must get my permission to reproduce any of my work.

horse tilings

"Cabrade" This horse opens the gallery
3b / IH7 / p3

reindeer animal tilings

"Reindeer"
3a / IH33 / p3

dolphin & bird tilings

"Dolphin & Bird"
3b / IH7 / p3 (2 motives)

horse hair tilings

"Horse Hair"
3b / IH7 / p3

butterfly & flower tilings

"Butterfly & Flower"
3b / IH7 / p3 (2 motives)

squirrel & nut tilings

"Squirrel & Hazelnut"
6d / IH21 / p6 (2 motives)

kittens & fishes tilings

"Kitten & Fish"
1b / IH1 / p1 (2 motives)

dog and balloon tilings

"Dog & Balloon"
1a / IH41 / p1 (3 motives including 1 dog and 2 balloons)

dog fish & bird tilings

"Dog, Fish & Bird" (Earth, Sea & Sky)
1a / IH41 / p1 (3 motives)

upward & downward tilings

"Upward & Downward
1b / IH1 / p1

mouses tilings

"Mouse Round
6b / IH39 / p6

cats & fishes tilings

"Cats & Fishes"
1b / IH1 / p1 (2 x 3 identical motives)

war & peace birds tilings

"War & Peace"
1b / IH1 / p1 (2 motives)

dinosaur tilings

"Dinosaur"
3b / IH7 / p3

bird of prey tilings

"Bird of Prey"
3b / IH7 / p3

dragon cub tilings

"Dragon Cub"
3a / IH33 / p3

young cats tilings

"Kitten #2"
3b / IH7 / p3

lion cub tilings

"Lion Cub"
3b / IH7 / p3

fox cub tilings

"Fox Cub"
6c / IH31 / p6

joyful cats & cranky cats tilings

"Joyful Cats & Cranky Cats"
1b / IH1 / p1 (9 motives)

ducklings & fishes tilings

"Ducklings & Fishes #2"
6c / IH31 / p6

crazy cat tilings

"Crazy Cat"
4c / IH28 / p4

flowers & birds tilings

"Flowers & Birds"
IH11 (7 motives)

birds & hearts tilings

"Birds & Hearts"
1Sa / IH68 / cm (2 motives)

elephant baby tilings

"Baby Elephant"
6d / IH21 / p6

cat rhomb tilings

"Cat Rhomb"
3a / IH33 / p3

toucan profile tilings

"Toucan Profile"
3a / IH33 / p3

bird beak beak tilings

"Birds Beak to Beak"
2Ge / IH25 / pgg

dog sugar tilings

"For whom the bone?"
3b / IH7 / p3

wasp tile

The flyers: "Fofolle, the Wasp"
3b / IH7 / p3

mosquito tile

"Mosquito"
2Gg / IH5 / pgg

penguin tile

"Penguin & Bird"
1Sb / IH12 / cm

come and go bird tile

"Come and Go Bird"
2Gf / IH27 / cm

two way bird tile

"Two-Way Bird"
2Gc / IH51 / pgg

woody woodpecker tile

The "Woody's Dance"! Hey Hey Hey Hey... Hey!!
6d / IH21 / p6

gertrude the goose tile

"Gertrude the Goose"
6a / IH88 / p6

goosette the goose tile

"Goosette the Goose"
1Ga / IH43 / pg

goose & fish tile

"Goose & Fish"
1b / IH1 / p1

curving bird tile

"Curving Bird"
2Gd / IH52 / pgg

turning bird tile

"Turning Bird"
3b / IH7 / p3

bird with legs tile

"Legged Bird"
3b / IH7 / p3

bird with feathers tile

"Feathers Bird"
3b / IH7 / p3

bird in a kite tile

"Kite Bird"
1Gb / IH44 / pg

bird feathered tile

"Feathered Bird"
4b / IH55 / p4

pentagon bird tile

"Pentagon Bird"
4c / IH28 / p4

heron tile

"Heron"
2Ga / IH86 / pgg

hexagon bird tile

"Hexagon Bird"
3b / IH7 / p3

triangle bird tile

"Triangle Bird"
6a / IH88 / p6

triangulated bird tile

"Triangulated Bird"
6a / IH88 / p6

crested bird tile

"Crested Bird"
4c / IH28 / p4

goose flying tile

"Flying Goose"
4c / IH28 / p4

goose kite tile

"Kite Goose"
6c / IH31 / p6

paper bird tile

"Paper Bird"
6d / IH21 / p6

duckling & fish tile

"Duckling & Fish"
6c / IH31 / p6

stylised duck tile

"Stylized Duck"
3a / IH33 / p3

ducky tile

"Ducky"
2Sa / IH66 / pmg

goose with feathers tile

"Goose feathers"
2Ge / IH25 / pgg

duck tile

"Duck"
3b / IH7 / p3

gooses tessellation

"Twin Gooses"
2d / IH23 / p2

long neck bird tile

"Bird Long Neck"
4a / IH79 / p4

crested bird tile

"Mohawk Bird"
1Gc / IH2 / pg

straight bird tile

"Straight Birds"
2Gf / IH23 / p2

loving bird tile

"Lover Bird"
2Gb / IH53 / pgg

symmetric birds tile

"Symmetric Birds"
1b / IH1 / p1

twin ducks tile

"Twin Ducks"
1Ga / IH43 / pg

jurassic bird tile

"Jurassic"
1Gb / IH44 / pg

france bird tile

"Blue, White, Red"
Close to 6d / IH21 / p6. In fact type IH11

bluebird tile

"Bluebird"
1Gb / IH44 / pg

fish and bird tile

"Fish & Bird"
3b symmetric/ IH7 / p3

2 directions bird tessellation

"2 Direction Bird"
1a / IH41 / p1

beak to beak birds tessellation

"Beak to Beak Birds"
1Ga / IH43 / pg

hexagon bird tessellation

"Hexagon Bird"
3b / IH7 / p3

piranha tile

The swimmers: "Piranha"
1Gc / IH2 / pg

fish tessellation

"Dazed Fish"
1b / IH1 / p1

long fish tile

"Long Fish"
6b / IH39 / p6

triangle fish tile

"Isosceles Fish"
4a / IH79 / p2

ripple tile

"Ripples"
2a / IH84 / p4

swan tiles

"Swan & Fish"
6a / IH88 / p6

angelfish shell tiles

"Angelfish & Shell"
6d / IH21 / p6

hexa fish tile

"Equilateral Fish"
6a / IH88 / p6

starfish, fish & shell tiles

"Starfish, Fish & Shell"
1a / IH41 / 2c

symmetric fishes tiles

"Symmetric Fishes"
2d / IH23 / p2

reflection fishes tiles

"Reflection Fishes"
2d / IH23 / p2

fishes round dance tiles

"Fish round"
6c / IH31 / p6

fishes rocking tiles

"Rockin' Fishes"
1Gd / IH3 / pg

undulating fishes tiles

"Undulatin' Fishes"
2Gb / IH53 / pgg

jumpin' fishes tiles

"Jumpin' Fishes"
3b / IH7 / p3

square fishes tiles

"Square Fish"
4a / IH79 / p4

ball fishes tiles

"Ball Fish"
3b / IH7 / p3

fish turning tiles

"Turning Fish"
6a / IH88 / p6

squared fish tiles

"Squared Fish"
4b / IH55 / p4

angelfish tiles

"Angelfish"
6c / IH31 / p6

angelfish scalare tiles

"Squared Angelfish"
4c / IH28 / p4

symmetric fishes tessellation

"Twin Fishes"
1b / IH1 / p1

seahorse and fish p4 tile

"Seahorse & Fish"
4c / IH28 / p4

seahorse fish tile

"Pointed-Nose & Square-Nose"
6d / IH21 / p6

seahorse tile

"Seahorse & Fish"
3b / IH7 / p3

seahorse shell tile

"Seahorse & Shell"
4c / IH28 / p4

whale and bid tessellation

"Whales & Bird"
4Sa / IH71 / p4g

cairo frog tile

The swimmers-walkers: "Cairo Frog"
4c / IH28 / p4 (Cairo-type Tiling)

singing frog tile

"Singing Frog"
4a / IH79 / p4

turtle tile

"Round Turtle"
1a / IH41 / p1

frog and fish tiles

"Frog & Fish"
1b / IH1 / p1

seal tile

"Seal"
1b / IH1 / p1

nini the goat tile

The walkers: "Nini the Goat"
2Ge / IH25 / pgg

nanny goat tile

"Nanny-Goat"
4b / IH55 / p4

clumsy dog tile

"Clumsy Dog"
2a / IH84 / p2

puppy collar tile

"Puppy 1"
6d / IH21 / p6

puppy without collar tile

"Puppy 2"
6d / IH21 / p6

chubby dog tile

"Chubby Dog"
2Gb / IH53 / pgg

long schnoz dog tile

"Long-Shnoz"
6b / IH39 / p6

red nose dog tile

"Red Nose" the nice dog
6b / IH39 / p6

bad dog tile

"Lucifer" the bad dog
4Sa / IH71 / p4g

blankie dog tile

"Doudou" the blankie
2Gb / IH53 / pgg

crow dog tiles

"The Crow and the Dog""
6d / IH21 / p6

doggy tile

"Doggy"
1Gc / IH2 / pg

oxo the dog tile

"Oxo"
2Gf / IH27 / pgg

dog ball tiles

"Dog & Ball"
6d / IH21 / p6

dog paw tile

"The Paw!"
4b / IH55 / p4

baba the dog tile

"Baba"
6a / IH88 / p6

dog tile

"Lying Dog"
6b / IH39 / p6

dancing dog tile

And why not a "Dancing Dog"?!
1b / IH1 / p1

cat & dog tessellation

Cats & Dog"
1b / IH1 / p1

sitting cat tile

"Sittin' Cat"
2Ga / IH86 / pgg

cat white mouse tiles

"Cat and Mouse"
2Ge / IH25 / pgg

jumping cat tile

"Jumpin' Cat"
6a / IH88 / p6

cat rose mouse tiles

"Cat & Mouse"
6c / IH31 / p6

mouse fish cat tiles

"Cat's Dream 1"
4b / IH55 / p4

mouse fish cat bird tiles

"Cat's Dream 2"
4b / IH55 / p4

cat fish tiles

"Cat & Fish"
6d / IH21 / p6

pelican cat fish tiles

"Competition"
4c / IH28 / p4

cat bird tiles

Tribute to Makoto Nakamura: "Mak & Nak"
6c / IH31 / p6

kittens tiles

"Twin Kittens"
1b / IH1 / p1

bird and cat tiles

"Cat & Bird"
1b / IH1 / p1

bibi the kangaroo tile

Tribute to Bruce Bilney: "Bibi & Baby"
4a / IH79 / p4

kangaroo tessellation

"Kangaroo"
2b / IH46 / p2

dinosaur tile

"Dinosaur"
6b / IH39 / p6

cairo lizard tile

"Cairo Lizard"
4c / IH28 / p4 (Cairo-type Tiling)

lion tile

"Lion"
3b / IH7 / p3

pegasus tile

"Pegasus"
1Ga / IH43 / pg

winged lion tile

"Winged Lion"
2Gg / IH5 / pgg

monkey tile

"Monkey"
2a / IH84 / p2

wolf tile

"Wolf"
2b / IH46 / p2

ferret tile

"Ferret"
6c / IH31 / p6

mouse tile

"Mouse"
6b / IH39 / p6

mrs fox tile

"Mrs Fox"
2e / IH4 / p2

m. fox tile

"Mr Fox"
6a / IH88 / p6

miss rabbit tile

"Miss Lapinette"
2Sb / IH69 / pmg

rabbit tile

"Rabbit"
3a / IH33 / p3

miss rabbit tessellation

"Miss Rabbit"
close 3b / IH16

feline tile

"Panther"
4c / IH28 / p4

wooden horse tile

"Dada the wooden horse"
6a / IH88 / p6

ram tile

"Ram"
2e / IH4 / p2

elephant tile

"Elephant"
4b / IH55 / p4

elephant tessellation

"Elephant hexa"
1b / IH1 / p1

raptor and rabbit tessellation

"Raptor & Rabbit"
6d / IH21 / p6

MORE TO COME

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