Series - Gates

2019-07-13

I really enjoyed the natural look of Scorci , but after that I started to want back some of the regular and geometric feel typical of generative art. So what's better than some natural-ish tree with weird geometric shapes?

One more tree iteration

This may starts to feel a bit repetitive, but I wanted to get one more artwork with this style. The process to achieve this pieces has been pretty simple this time. I had to take the old tree function and tweak it to accept a path as input for the main trunk. Before these changes, that function was accepting just a single point and a starting direction for the tree to grow, but that had two major problems:

  • 1) The final structure of the tree was not predictable. Half of the times the tree would start in the right spot, then curving out of the canvas letting me with a bunch of nothing on the screen.
  • 2) I could not give the tree a fixed shape and then let the minor branches go where they wanted.

After some changes I had something that could work for what I wanted to do:

Once that the tree was following whatever the path I wanted, I had to find some nice shapes to draw.

The concept was there, but the idea of trees floating mid-air with no roots to keep them anchored somewhere wasn't really right for this kind of artwork, so I had to add something to give some stability to the drawing.

(Sadly I can't show this part of the process because I lost the images from that day)

After some minor tweaks the artwork was ready to start the full resolution generation and be published.

What's next?

I think that I'm done for the trees, and I would like to get back at something different to avoid remaining on this kind of comfort zone. Probably I'll start from a black canvas again and see where the creative process drives me.


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