in 2D Foundation - 8, Research

Nursery Rhymes

1.) The cow jumped over the moon.

Here’s my first design.

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The initial pattern only consisted of one moon surrounded by four cows, but I decided that it looked too plain. I was thinking about floor tiles and how multiple tiles form a unique pattern when out together, which inspired me to multiply the initial pattern.

PATTERN Y

Before this design, I did something that was a literal interpretation of the rhyme, but I decided that I needed to train myself to think more abstractly.

PATTERN X

2/3.) Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle.

I feature this line twice in my designs. The first of which looks like…

PATTERN 2

The pattern in the middle of the… pattern, is actually made of multiple “treble clef” symbols put together. I wanted to use something that people recognise to make something that’s not immediately recognisable, and I’d like to think that I succeeded.

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The second interpretation of the line goes something like this…

PATTERN 3

Cats are known to climb trees, so I wanted to make it look like the cats are jumping towards the fiddles, which kinda look like trees (to me, anyway).

PATTERN Z

This was my initial design, but it looked too symmetrical for my liking. I feel that my decision to make the design asymmetrical was a good one (good job, me!).

4.) The little dog laughed, to see such sport.

PATTERN 4

Inspired by the design of the court card designs in playing cards. Though the design is symmetrical, I liked the idea of using court cards as an inspiration to give it a go.

I initially wanted to do something creepy, so here are some preliminary designs (that feel pretty uninspired, to be honest).

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Yeah… I’m glad I didn’t use these.