With vivid lines and basic definite shape, I find it conducive to come up with a tessellation of the ‘barking dog’ for its concrete details can be readily visualized to end up with sharp geometric tessellated form. It is more convenient I suppose to tessellate with straight rather than curved edges of the model in the process.
Using MS Paint of the Windows accessories, I first cropped the image to make a barking dog-pattern then copied and pasted the same pattern in a row. The initial transformation would be to translate each common figure vertically then reflect it about the vertical axis so as to show a row of barking dog images on top and at the bottom of the one bearing the original pattern. In this manner, the tessellation design consists of rows in original and reverse positions of the barking dog image alternating each other in two shades – brown and pink. By horizontally flipping a line of mass generated figure with a row of the first orientation placed on top of the second, there emerges ease in yielding a sight of the entire object. Monotonousness is further reduced in this technique since transforming by means of translating reflections creates spatial balance at least, if not symmetry. It would feel as if the tessellated product is less complex in view especially that in between the solid pink and the solid brown, an external structure cut-out that traces the source pattern also alternates in solid shades of maize and blue gray on application of the same transformation scheme.
Lei, Bonita (2000). “Keith Haring.” Great Modern Pictures. Retrieved from http://www.picsearch.com/imageDetail.cgi?id=U06MIagCZy2p1KI3r14v5Q1HSVXUKX7PubEXbzY8Wgc&width=1007&start=1&q=Keith%20Haring on July 3, ...Show more