Friday, April 30, 2010

half drop and reflect repeat

Parlance has asked me what I mean by half drop and reflect when working with repeat designs.  Here is my attempt to explain.
I have reduced the original design, copied and pasted it.  Then I dropped the second block down, halfway, beside the original block.  This is a half drop.  When you do this repeatedly, you can get a repeat pattern.

Here I have reduced the original again, flipped it horizontally and pasted it as a block repeat.

You can use this flip horizontal as a half drop also.

As you can see, there are many permutations that you can play around with.  One easy difference is the brick repeat, which is like the half drop but done in a horizontal orientation rather than the vertical that I have used in the above examples.
I hope this helps.

1 comment:

parlance said...

So, are you going to show us the brick one?