Rendering of the Month: Aquila
There was a brief moment a few weeks ago when we experienced our first snow of the year, and I decided to take the time to really examine the structure of a few individual snowflakes. The immense complexity of some of nature’s most beautiful designs. The tiny, elegant forms are so perfect, and I immediately thought of one of our patterns at Scott Group Studio, W77422-Aquila. The design has a similar fragile geometric construction.
I hope that everyone has the opportunity to slow down a bit during this holiday season, and take a break to look around at all of the beauty that’s around us. Maybe you’ll become inspired to create something, too!
Significantly scaling up the pattern added more breathing room between the open shapes. Filling in sporadic areas gives Aquila a fresh, new aesthetic and the unexpected sleek black accents keep your eye moving fluidly around the rug.
Utilizing the small scale of the original pattern, I copied the design and reversed it on top, creating a densely textured lattice. Adding a vertical striae in the field helped to blend the two patterned layers together, uniting them in a soft and seamless way.
Dark and saturated, this version of Aquila is turned 90 degrees on its side, and stretched vertically to take advantage of the directional pointed features in the design. I deleted some portions of the pattern to create some interesting asymmetric “holes,” and added some horizontal banding in the field to give the pattern a dimensional, overlapped appearance.