Lately, I started getting into Generative art. The idea that I can use code to generate artwork appeals to me. I’ve only got into working in Processing, a language for generative art (Java-based), for about two weeks now and already I can see its possibilities.
With a loop and varied-sized rectangles, I pumped this out. Not too interesting yet but it’s a start. Then I tried the same thing but trying dimension with ellipses.
It’s a mess, but it’s my mess.
Then I started to play with spirals and transformations.
The other night I couldn’t sleep and started working on this one with lines and mountain-like peaks.
Processing makes it pretty easy to “sketch” ideas, building off one idea to another. It reminds me a bit of Design I at CVA where we’d use layout bond to duplicate and tweak iconography. I can create a basic framework for a sketch and then run it several times to get varying results. Small changes to variables can result in completely new visuals.
I saw this posted to the Generative Discord server and thought it was pretty interesting and gave it a go.
Version 1, I created a grid and made rules of how the grid shapes are filled in.
Version 2, adding texture, varying the size of the grid.
Then Loki aired yesterday I gave the carpet at the TVA a try. This uses a similar grid system to the two above, just with arcs in alternating patterns.
That’s it for now. I’ve been working on a few of these sketches a day so more on the way.