1.) The cow jumped over the moon.
Here’s my first design.
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.
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.
2/3.) Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle.
I feature this line twice in my designs. The first of which looks like…
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.
The second interpretation of the line goes something like this…
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).
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.
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).
Yeah… I’m glad I didn’t use these.