One of my entries for “genuary”. Each day has a different prompt. This is the entry for the 2nd: “rule 30”.
After yesterday I fancied working a bit more on exploring some creative coding. This time I wanted to see if I could replicate something that I’ve seen done by one of my favourite generative artists, @dmitricherniak. "Self-portrait 👁👄👁 “My work-in-progress after an evening can be seen below.
It’s been a while since I generated stuff so I decided to spend an evening making something with circles. This turned out to be an interesting way to generate what I think look like digital insects with circle wings. To introduce variability, the mouse coords affect the size of the average insect and the likelihood of an insect spawning vs.
I’ve been experimenting with a similar technique to my previous post that adds variance of colour. The outline of each circle appears to resemble shadow on a matte surface, creating a pebble-like effect. Subtle colours produce pebble-like volumes, whereas vibrant colours seem to give the volume an unsettling-but-comforting almost florescent appearance, resembling the coat of some kind of insect.
I have returned to drawing circles, but this time animating them in a loop over a short time period. To begin with I modulated just the positions of the circles, but then began modulating the diameter over time as well.
Sometimes I like making generative art with p5. I started getting more into generative art last winter but haven’t done so much recently. The other evening I decided to try to procedurally generate voronoi diagrams but I gave up after discovering this technique of drawing with animated circles.
I dug out these photos in part to reminisce about my sweet weekend getaway in Edinburgh last year, but also to test out my new blog format. And I could really do with a distraction right now. The photos were taken on top of Arthur’s Seat, in the Holywood Park as I walked up to the summit.