I read this book a while back. The American Bison as a symbol/metaphor was one of the books main themes. The animal was powerful, abundant, and dumb as a rock. There are some interesting bits about Buffalo Nickels in the book. Buffalo nickels were a part of my childhood. I remember studying the powerful beast [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Drawing'
October 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Code, Digital Process, Drawing
I took the nest a bit further. I sketched out some twig shapes, scanned them in, and traced them into vectors. Also added some color variation. I might play with pulling color information from an image w/ getPixel and maybe write it out to a massive PNG and get it printed. I’ve got some other [...]
August 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Art, Code, Concept, Digital Process, Drawing
I’m learning to draw with code. A lot of what I’ve seen out there in the interwebs is based on mathematical theories named after dudes from the sixties and seventies. I’m inspired by all that, but I’m also interested in recreating systems in nature through generative art. Here is a simple nest I drew with [...]
Behold, my very first generative comp. The image of a neon hot pink, scribbled, slightly-rotated square popped into my head one day. Maybe I’ve been listening to too much Justice. Made w/ Actionscript 3 and the Bezier curve fitting function built into Tweener.
July 25th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Art, Code, Digital Process, Drawing
In the same masochistic way I let a ping-pong sorting algorithim rule my life, I’ve been obsessing on how to draw elegant fluid curves in AS3 via Flash’s drawing API. This mostly started from being inspired by Erik Natzke’s work.
June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Digital Process, Drawing
I was playing around with the topography generation I mentioned in my last post and made a few animal friends. I think the owl is my favorite.
May 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments · Art, Digital Process, Drawing
The last few days I’ve immersed myself in Math. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to generate lines that mimic topography with the ActionScript 3 Drawing API. I studied the math that goes into bezier cubic and quadratic curves, and investigated a little bit in Sin waves. All I ended up with was [...]
May 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Analog Process, Art, Drawing
I’ve been doodling a bit, so I thought I’d post some sketches. These were made with Micron pens in a small watercolor book. These sketches along with this Etsy artist, has given me some inspiration to tackle some acrylic paintings on wood panels. So… stay tuned for that.
January 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Code, Comments on Process, Concept, Digital Process, Drawing
Just a little while ago I made some comments about Chuck Close’s process. Since then I’ve revisited Joshua Davis’s site and downloaded his presentation from 07. For those that don’t know Joshua Davis, he is an artist that takes design elements and uses random math in Flash to position things, generating a thousand new compositions [...]
October 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Analog Process, Art, Concept, Drawing
Behold the sick sick sick skills of Zach Johnsen. I came across Zach’s work a while ago on Drawn. He inspired me. I grew up in a small town. And in that small town my Grandpa owned some land on a creek. I spent many hours in the creek as a boy. Because of this [...]