Category Archives: Generative

At the Edge of All Colors

Directly from my Behance page: A small exploration of color continues with fractal-like images. I created a filter using FilterForge and sampled the colors directly from a couple photographs.

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And I was here

Cold landscapes explored with Artmatic Voyager. 4000×2500 px renders.

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Together and Forever Gone

Some generative works using Studio Artist 4 and a bunch of pictures. The one thing about this process is that it’s mostly automatic once you set the brush preset up. I made some minor edits later on using ACR. It’s an interesting effect and not that hard to do either, took a bit of thinking to get the thing working right but the overall process wasn’t too bad.

Each image is around 4000 pixels wide although for web purposes I’m uploading just the small versions.

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Experiments with Lines

Some experiments with patterned lines I tried back in 2011. Never really got to publish them so here they are :)

These were done using Artmatic 5 and edited mildly using ACR.

It’s been a Long Time

It’s been a long time since I posted something on this blog. Several reasons. Of course, I’m busy, but aside from that I was making more stuff to put on this blog. So I’ll build the pace back up.

The images above are from a project I’m doing called “Just Another Day.” They’re background pieces painted using Studio Artist 4. Quite some fun making these. A lot of it comes from heavily manipulated photos. Although in some cases, I just used the photographs themselves as reference images to paint from.

Glitch and Colors 2

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Again, structured these out of MSG in Studio Artist 4.02 as with the last set of images I uploaded on the last post. Here are some “controlled” coloring and ranges. I carefully selected those evolvers that looked neat and better than the rest.

I’m still in creation of the series.

Glitch and Colors

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I was playing around with Studio Artist 4.02. The new interface is fantastic and easy to use. I began playing around with the MSG evolver and found an interesting error-based image processor that does the stuff above. It’s in fact so glitched out that I can’t tell what’s what.

Glitch art has a great philosophy which I follow: its the art of finding the unexpected and making beauty out of it. It’s accidental and yet beautiful. It’s something you don’t want… and yet it’s fascinating and beautiful. As much as we are in control of our place in time, we’re bound to change through the chaotic or predictable events. We may find ugliness or beauty in that. What’s awesome about glitch is that it happens, but you really don’t look at it as “art.” Nobody sees a broken monitor and thinks art immediately. It’s useless. But for some of us, we see something different that could make the broken monitor into something that was indeed meant to be broken.

Nothing lasts for ever. Glitch says all of that.