I use the cuneiform texture in my digital painting as imitation of color. 

It is no more than a mosaic, composed of colored cuneiform signs:


It can be compared with the pointillism technique if the hooks and wedges play the role of points:


Single background tesselation is enough when it is filled with distinct colors and embraces the wider spectrum: 

The cuneiform signs may sound as individual components or form almost continuous picture:


The fine structure and color balance of cuneiform signs, incorporated in the tesselation, stresses the flavor of output image: