This series of images is an experiment in digital reconstruction of portrait photography, in 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. As the user draws on a blank canvas, the software references the color of an input image at the position of the brush and draws a basic element. 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 determines the size and shape of the element, creating expressive brushstrokes.
Along with painting the images, the implementation of the tool played an equal role to the whole creative process. Both stages defined the aesthetic of the final images.