I’ve found yet another new technique for creating abstract art. Last time it was pixel sorting, and I’ve been completely obsessed with it since.
When I found the pixel sorting script for Processing I looked through a bunch of other scripts and I tried one called drawing_generative (download the entire GenerateMe-pack here if you wanna try) but didn’t find it worked very well on high resolution images.
And then I saw @ellafrigard’s amazing creations using the script and decided to try again. Here’s one of her magnificent ones, see more on her Instagram over here. I’ve also known for a while that @rbrthrsk uses the script in a lot of his art. (For example in this collaboration with @felix_rothschild.)
Turns out one minor change to the code made it work for what I wanted. And also just waiting – this one takes time.
But I think it’s so interesting trying out new techniques, because at the start of everything the learning curve is so steep. Not in the way that it’s hard to learn (just a lil bit), but that I just get better so fast. Okay that didn’t sound very modest. But whatever, you get what I mean.
Here’s the first one I made. It’s pretty low resolution in it’s original and won’t work very well if I want to print it, sadly.
The second one turned out like this, and is higher resolution but kind of not as pretty in my opinion.
And then it turned out like this.
And then this one is my fave so far I think. Looks like an underwater ice cave!And then I tried to make something with the same edge but in another colour and kind of failed. Whatever. This one is alright I guess.
And then just an hour ago (as I’m writing this at least) I finished this one. My friend said it looked like golden fur, but I think it looks like golden mountains, so I named it after my mountain loving sister. This is Louise.
And that was about it for this time. I just want to point out that these images don’t turn out like this by themself in the script, I have created the base in Photoshop first and then do a whole lot of post-editing in Photoshop after having run them through Processing.
AND OH ALSO I FORGOT. I made a freaking gif of the way the image grows into existence in Processing. And then I faded it again so it’d loop. Cause I’m cool like that.
Check it out:
Side note: the new theme for Monthly Makers has been released over at Elsa’s blog. GO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS HERE!