Digital Brushes v2

 

This series of images is the second iteration of an experiment in digital reconstruction of portrait photography. It is an attempt to create a hybrid between hand drawn and procedurally generated image.

A custom software was implemented in processing, which provides the user with a set of digital brushes. Influenced by the LOGO programming language, each brushstroke spawns agents that move within the blank canvas, to create an image with the trails they leave behind. Each brush is a set of different instructions for the agents to follow. These instructions reference the color of an input image to determine the trajectory, behavior but also the color of their trails. The user’s only creative decision is where and how to apply the brushstrokes within the image. Using a tablet, the speed, tilt and the pressure of the pen change various characteristics of the tool, creating expressive brushstrokes.

Along with painting the images, the implementation of the tool played an equal role to the whole creative process. Both stages required experimentation to define the aesthetic of the final images.

 

Adam | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Adam

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Jen | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Jen

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Katey | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Katey

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Mark | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Mark

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Jason | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Jason

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

JennyJo | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | JennyJo

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Anahita | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Anahita

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Andrew | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Andrew

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Chris | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Chris

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Phoebe | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Phoebe

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Alexandra | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Alexandra

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Ollie | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Ollie

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Kunal | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Kunal

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Sara | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Sara

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Suzzana | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Suzzana

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

Joe | Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

29Dec14 | Joe

Digitally created images based on photograph using custom made brushes in Processing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A demonstration of the software in operation.

digitalbrushesv2 | demonstration gif

10Jan15 | digitalbrushesv2

demonstration gif

digitalbrushesv2 | demonstration gif

10Jan15 | digitalbrushesv2

demonstration gif


 

Detail

detail_adam

30Dec14 | detail_adam

detail_jason

30Dec14 | detail_jason

detail_jen

30Dec14 | detail_jen

detail_mark

30Dec14 | detail_mark

Series of images using with the first version of the tool.

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