August 19, 2013
Black Ink, a new generative-art tool
The new drawing app Black Ink features a node-based visual editor for creating brushes, letting you “Tweak, combine, create new tools and discover the power of generative art!”
“Custom brushes can then be shared with the community,” the creators write, “giving everyone a wide choice of tools.” The Windows-only (yeah, I know) app can be downloaded in tryout mode or purchased for €35.
Generative-art tools are as old as the hills (e.g. on my hard drive I just stumbled across a screenshot of Nowhouse Propeller—from 12 years ago), and they always seem to hang out on the periphery. Hmm—is now the time for one to become more popular?
[Via Jerry Harris]
Interesting illustrations: Legos & Lyons
- Matt Molloy creates gorgeous skies by stacking hundreds of time-lapse photos. Here’s a bit more about his process.
- Diggable dimensionality, palettes, and textures: “Andrew Lyons’ illustration is shaped by a passion for music.”
- I love Petri Damstén’s simple, graphical rendering in Lego, Opposite Directions.