Artwork by ace Deborah van der Schaaf,
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Deciding how much control to give your algorithm is where a lot of the finesse comes in. M. Plummer Fernandez recently wrote to me: “The old school logic of ‘abundant output’ = ‘artist must be spending ALL his time on it’ no longer applies. A creative coding approach that could easily generate 65 GIFs in a day, even an hour if not tweaking the algorithm or selecting best results.”
Like he says, it’s easy to write scripts that can quickly fill up a hard drive with images, but most of the images will probably not be all that interesting. And then if I do get a few prime cut pixel drawings, I still usually take them into photoshop for some colour correction and curve adjustments.
Mizukagami by Rikako Nagashima & Hideto Hyoudou
Translated as ‘Water Mirror’.