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" 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.

dancing man tilings

This "Happy Man" opens the gallery
3b / IH7 / p3

My 400th tessellation
magician tilings

"The Magician"
1b / IH1 / p1

siren fish tilings

"Little Mermaid, Watch Out for the Big Fish"
1b / IH1 / p1 (2 motives)

boules player tilings

"Boules Player"
6b / IH39 / p6

pavage ange demon

"Cherubs & Demons"
3Sa / IH36 / p31m (2 motives)

baby first steps tilings

"First Steps"
3b / IH7 / p3

flamenco dancer tilings

"Flamenco & Castanets"
4c / IH28 / p4 (Cairo-type Tiling)

man clapping hands tile

"Clap Your Hands"
4c / IH28 / p4 (Cairo-type Tiling)

minstrel tilings

The tilts: "Bow"
2Ga / IH86 / pgg

chinese submission tilings

1Gc / IH2 / pg

friendly hand tilings

"Bonjour mon ami"
4b / IH55 / p4

party man tilings

"Have a "Party", turns the head!
2Gc / IH51 / pgg

balancing man tilings

It's hard to keep the "Balance"...
2Gh / IH6 / pgg

falling woman tilings

... and you risk the "Fall"
2Gf / IH27 / pgg

lead guitarist tilings

The musicians: "Guitarist"
2c / IH47 / p2

singer tilings

"Dramatic Singer"
1Gb / IH44 / pg

rhythm guitarist tilings

"2nd Guitarist"
3b / IH7 / p3

banjo man tilings

"Banjo Man"
2Gh / IH6 / pgg

elvis tilings

2Gd / IH52 / pgg

horseman tilings

Mexico: The "Vaquero"
1a / IH41 / p1

mexican girl tilings

The "Mexican Girl"
1Sb / IH12 / cm

mexican tilings

The "Fall off a Horse!"
4Sa / IH71 / p4g

unduline siren tilings

The sirens: "Unduline the Siren"
1Gb / IH44 / pg

mermaid tilings

The "Little Mermaid"
4a / IH79 / p4

poly siren tilings

"Poly the Siren"
1Gc / IH2 / pg

devil tilings

The bad ones: "Little Devil"
2Sb / IH69 / pmg

fire woman tilings

"Fire Queen"
3Sa / IH36 / p31m

bad man & dog tilings

"The Nice Dog & the Bad Guy"
4c / IH28 / p4

falling man tilings

The polygonals: "Triangular Fall"
6c / IH31 / p6

square man tilings

"Square Man"
4a / IH79 / p4

triangle clown tilings

"Triangle Clown"
6d / IH21 / p6

waiter champagne tilings

"Waiter ... Champagne, Please!"
1Gd / IH3 / pg

witch doctor tilings

The symmetric tiles: "Witch Doctor"
1Sa / IH68 / cm

viking tilings

2Sc / IH13 / pmg

symmetric clown tilings

Chidren special, the "Clown"
1Sb / IH12 / cm

butterfly woman tilings

The "Butterfly Queen"
4Sa / IH71 / p4g

paper hen tilings

"Paper Hen & Squares"
4c / IH28 / p4

kevin lee tile

TesselManiac: "Lee" the creator
2b / IH46 / p2

airplane tilings

The flying things: "Airplane"
4a / IH79 / p4

space man tilings

6c / IH31 / p6

ghost tilings

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

paper-boat tilings

The floating things: "My Paperboat"
6c / IH31 / p6

sailboat tilings

6d / IH21 / p6

paper boat and fish tilings

"Paper Boat & Fish"
1a / IH41 / p1

balancer tilings

"Balancer" My 300th tessellation
6d / IH21 / p6

stars and birds tilings

"Star and Bird"
1b… / 1b… / 1b… / 1Gd…

moon and birds tilings

"Moon and Bird"
1a / IH41 / p1

candle and cat tilings

"Candle and Cat"
1b / IH1 / p1

three chinese tilings

"Three Chinese"

woman with fan tiings

"Woman with Fan"
2Gc / IH51 / pgg

bandit tilings

The cowboys: "Little Joe the Wrangler"
1Sa / IH68 / cm

hands-up cowboy tilings

"Don't shoot me, Little Joe
1Sa / IH68 / cm

cowgirl calamity jane  tilings

Beware, here is "Calamity Jane"!
2Sc / IH13 / pmg

climbing man tilings

Sport, now: "Climbing 1"
1Gd / IH3 / pg

skater woman tilings

2Gb / IH53 / pgg

horseman tilings

3a / IH33 / p3

kung fu tilings

2Sa / IH66 / pmg

tennis man tilings

4c / IH28 / p4

jogger girl tilings

2c / IH47 / p2

running man tilings

2Gg / IH5 / pgg

climber tilings

"Climbing 2"
1Gb / IH44 / pg

skiing man tilings

2Gf / IH27 / pgg

painter tilings

The "Painter of Infinity"
Close to 6a / IH88 / p6. In fact type IH21

mouse & woman tilings

"iiiiiiii... a mouse!!!"
6c / IH31 / p6

kid goat & bird tilings

"In the Country"
4c / IH28 / p4

rocking boy tilings

And then, let's dance: "Rockin' and boppin'"
1b / IH1 / p1

mongolian tilings

"Mongol ballet"
Close to 3Sa / IH36/ p31m. In fact type IH16

rockabilly boy tiling

"Country Boppin'"
2Gd / IH52 / pgg

dancing man tilings

French "Bal Musette""
2e / IH4 / p2

hip-hop dancer tilings

2Gd / IH52 / pgg

fakir dancer tilings

The "Fakir Dance"
2d / IH23 / p2

jerk dancer tilings

1a / IH41 / p1

twist dancer tilings

"Twist in Saint-Tropez"
2Gg / IH5 / pgg

crazy dancer tilings

"Dance of the Fool"
4b / IH55 / p4


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