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May 17, 2020 view post
Complementary colors overlapping with transparency

Mixing digital colors is similar and different than mixing paint colors. Paint colors are subtractive when mixing and digital colors are additive when mixing. I've been working to develop a library for mixing digital colors. The image from yesterday was experimenting with tetradic color sets. Today, the image below is formed from a core pattern of 4 pairs of squares. Each pair contains a large and a relatively smaller square. A random color is selected for each pair and a complementary color is selected. Complemtary colors are located opposite of each other on the color wheel. The color selection is repeated for each pair of each pattern. The pattern is repeated 16 times.

May 16, 2020 view post
Flower using tetradic color scheme

Experimenting with digital color systems. On a color wheel, colors that form a rectangle or separated by an equal distance or number of degrees, are referred to as tetradic colors. The image below is a flower using tetradic colors. An initial random color is selected, then, 5 more colors are selected by using the tetradic scheme.

May 15, 2020 view post
Slinky the spring

When experimenting with recursion, I stumbled across this output. Applying recursion to a line and an angle generated this image which reminded me of the children's toy spring, the Slinky.

May 14, 2020 view post
What is art?

The answer to such a question changes with time because our experiences and knowledge grow. At this point in time, my answer is that "art is the act of describing an idea by creating something that resembles or reflects that idea."

Describing is essential. I have an idea, whether visual or conceptual, and trying to figure out how to give that idea form through an image created by software is a reasonably accurate summary of me doing computer art everyday. Often, the idea has changed by the time I reach an output that I like, and that, too, is part of art.

Creating is essential. Reading about art is not art until you use that knowledge to create your own art. The act of creating involves your interpretation and your own contribution - and that is when you create your own art.

What is your view or definition of art?

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