Posts Tagged ‘Symmetry’


Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

I’m not an artist – I can barely pick up a paintbrush without accidentally stabbing myself in the eye – so I’ve been greatly surprised by the amount of time I’ve spent creating patterns and textures with iOrnament.

The app provides a minimal set of drawing tools – a simple colour palette, with controls for brightness, saturation and blurring – but what distinguishes it from other packages is its use of symmetry. Every mark you make is endlessly reflected across the page, creating vast kaleidoscope patterns.