I've always been impressed with the way pure black and white images come off the page. Andrew Crompton has created some very impressive back and white tessellations and has previously made some suggestions to me about ways to enhance my images. I like the graphic style and the straight lines and angles that he uses in the hashing of the black against the white. In contrast to the pure black and white the colorful images, beautiful line work and organic shapes that Francine Champagne has done on her website are very expressive and grabs your attention. The dragon tessellation she has created through exploring pentagons is remarkable. She's also given me some pointers on using KaliedoPaint.
The images I am attaching here are three hand drawn, pen and ink black and white images and the first image I created on KaliedoPaint- which is very basic. I am working on learning more about computer generation of tessellations and hope to add some to my blog in the future but I am sure I will continue to design tessellations by hand as well.
Michael Wilson has been creating tessellation art for over 30 years and is preparing this blog to share thoughts on the subject.