The best of PlotterTwitter, February 2020.
February has come and gone, and since it’s a leap year, 29 days have gone with it. Twenty-nine wonderful days of my favorite Twitter hashtag, #PlotterTwitter.
As with January, here’s another round-up of amazing artists & pen plottings, alongside any other commentary/algorithm I can spot within the works!
Joseph Wilk is doing some amazing work, hooking the axidraw up to an airbrush. With liquid ink, the outcome is intricate and super random.
Michelle Chandra created some spirographic patterns that remind me of the Mystify screensaver on my old Windows PC. The white ink on black paper is stunning.
Spongenuity created incredible multi-colored, multi-layered portraits that use flow fields in their fill pattern.
Flow Field Portrait No.7— ሰሚር ዳብራ (@Spongenuity) February 6, 2020
Made with #Axidraw #Staedtler Triplus Roller & #Processing.
Experimenting with CMYK.
51,520 individual lines. 14hrs 9mins of drawing.
📸 : @aliciakeys #plottertwitter @STAEMars @EMSL pic.twitter.com/Umzr7rO3Pl
Sladix plotted reaction diffusion patterns with great results!
Neil Jenkins plotted archimedian spirals with images behind them, creating intricate mesmerizing plots!
A notebook I've been working on for Archimedian spiral plots based on bitmap images finally published. The code is all forkable and there to play with :-) https://t.co/K1RyklAKak#plottertwitter #observablehq #generativeart pic.twitter.com/IbjZGyebjT— neil (@netpraxis) February 9, 2020
Rev Dan Catt created a grid of vase patterns with beautiful blue ink. The overlapping patterns really make them pop off the page.
Playing with the layout code, why have one large A3 plot, when you can have 64 tiny random mutated A9 "vases" instead? Diamine Tropical Glow ink in a TWSBI Eco fountain pen, on recycled cotton rag paper. #axidraw #penplotter #plottertwitter pic.twitter.com/6AHH2Bl8w4— Rev Dan Catt (@revdancatt) February 10, 2020
Franz Jungreitmayr created a digital bee. Is it hand-drawn or is it done with a plotter?
Algorigraph’s single line portraits are very clever, slowly interpolating from one design to another.
Dan Anderson plotted designs onto shirts! I spy a Lorenz Attractor!
Made a Marjorie Rice tiling pentagon #plottertwitter shirt for my daughter. Made a Perlin noise flow shirt for my goes-along-with-the-flow sometimes noisy older son (pi because born on pi day). And made a Lorentz system shirt for my chaotic younger son. pic.twitter.com/FQTYredHc3— Dan Anderson (@dandersod) February 19, 2020
Julien Espagnon combined flow fields with circle packing algorithms.
JBum made a tool using the quickdraw dataset that creates people-drawn pattern mosaics for your robot to draw!
QD_Mosaic, a tool by amazing @jbum has been added to Drawingbots Tools collection! It leverages #QuickDraw dataset to create #SVG mosaics. Check it out: https://t.co/TxtSlD73hJ #plottertwitter pic.twitter.com/0WWWmYzCBS— Drawing Bots (@DrawingBots) February 27, 2020
And that concludes my February wrap up. Once again #PlotterTwitter proves to be an incredibly creative space where the community continues to share their amazing work.