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 tessellation were created using TesselManiac, a new software program by college Math/Computer Science instructor Kevin Lee. You can check it out at I finalized the tessellations using Illustrator for publication here.
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.

magician tile

"The Magician" open the Gallery
1b / IH1 / p1

bandit tile

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

cowboy tile

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

cowgirl tile

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

climbing man tile

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

skater woman tile

2Gb / IH53 / pgg

horseman tile

3a / IH33 / p3

kung fu tile

2Sa / IH66 / pmg

tennis man tile

4c / IH28 / p4

jogger tile

2c / IH47 / p2

running man tile

2Gg / IH5 / pgg

climber tile

"Climbing 2"
1Gb / IH44 / pg

skiing man tile

2Gf / IH27 / pgg

painter tile

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

mouse woman tile

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

kid goat tile

"In the Country"
4c / IH28 / p4

rocking boy tile

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

mongol tile

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

rockabilly boy tile

"Country Boppin'"
2Gd / IH52 / pgg

dancing man tile

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

hip-hop tile

2Gd / IH52 / pgg

fakir tile

The "Fakir Dance"
2d / IH23 / p2

jerk dancer tile

1a / IH41 / p1

twist dancer tile

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

crazy dancer tile

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

flamenco dancer tile

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

man clapping hands tile

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

minstrel tile

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

chinese tile

1Gc / IH2 / pg

friendly hand tile

"Bonjour mon ami"
4b / IH55 / p4

party man tile

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

balancing man tile

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

falling woman tile

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

lead guitarist tile

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

singer tile

"Dramatic Singer"
1Gb / IH44 / pg

rhythm guitarist tile

"2nd Guitarist"
3b / IH7 / p3

banjo man tile

"Banjo Man"
2Gh / IH6 / pgg

elvis tile

2Gd / IH52 / pgg

horseman tile

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

mexican girl tile

The "Mexican Girl"
1Sb / IH12 / cm

mexican tile

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

unduline siren tile

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

mermaid tile

The "Little Mermaid"
4a / IH79 / p4

poly siren tile

"Poly the Siren"
1Gc / IH2 / pg

devil tile

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

fire woman tile

"Fire Queen"
3Sa / IH36 / p31m

bad man tile

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

falling man tile

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

square man tile

"Square Man"
4a / IH79 / p4

triangle clown tile

"Triangle Clown"
6d / IH21 / p6

waiter champagne tile

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

witch doctor tile

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

viking tile

2Sc / IH13 / pmg

symmetric clown tile

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

butterfly woman tile

The "Butterfly Queen"
4Sa / IH71 / p4g

paper hen tile

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

kevin lee tile

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

airplane tile

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

space man tile

6c / IH31 / p6

ghost tile

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

boat tile

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

sailboat tile

6d / IH21 / p6

paper boat and fish tiles

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

balancer tile

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

star and birds tiles

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

moon and birds tiles

"Moon and Bird"
1a / IH41 / p1

candle and cat tiles

"Candle and Cat"
1b / IH1 / p1

three chinese tiles

"Three Chinese"

woman with fan tiles

"Woman with Fan"
2Gc / IH51 / pgg


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