Most artists have two or three images they work on at the same time. I typically have two or more in development and many tessellations that haven't been previously used. This drawing is based on a tessellation I completed a number of years ago after I did a quick sketch in one of my sketchbooks. Its probably been in the sketchbook for a couple of years, I'm not really sure. This "tessellation shape" was used for another lithograph I completed many years ago called "George". Gorilla Business was created from that same basic shape but I changed the image somewhat and I finally got around to making the drawing. Its based on one of the simplest of the 17 types of tessellations(D1kk). Hope you like it.
All of my drawings are originally developed on tracing paper. The reason is I can't draw that accurately and need to have the repeating tessellation copied many times so it requires a good amount of repetition of the base image which need to stay in proportion. The final image of "Gorilla Business" is the figure below.
Michael Wilson has been creating tessellation art for over 30 years and is preparing this blog to share thoughts on the subject.