Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Model

More experiments with some of the new vector paint features.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Single auto paint preset using path start regionization based on the vectorizer to generate the regions to paint in. I'm using a skeleton fill option for the region pattern type.

Monday, December 29, 2014


Woking on fine tuning some new vector paint features in the paint synthesizer. This is all based on vector paint effects.

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Simple MSG overlay preset.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Lighted HeadShot

Testing some controlled mutations of raised lighting oil paint style paint presets.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Holiday Headlines

Testing a new vector paint preset that uses a vector text brush.

Thursday, December 25, 2014


More overlay experiments working across sequential gallery show cycles with self-mutating paint presets.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Carnival Magician

I'm using an auto-mutating folder of geometric distortion presets for the gallery show start cycle processing for this series. Along with a randomizing vectorizer technique. And adaptive source masking.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


More experiments with gallery show generative overlays that build up over several gallery show cycles.

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Fixer

Another path start regionize auto paint preset experiment. Using vector paint effects.

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Space filling curve paint synthesizer sketch on top of a different dynamic brush auto-painted facial backdrop.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Oath

Auto-painting with a path start regionize paint synthesizer preset on top of a MSG based procedural backdrop.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cave Painting

This gallery show screen grab reminded me of primitive cave art. I was an experiment where randomly chosen source imagery is modified, and then painted with auto-mutated paint presets.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Looking at You

Trying out some new stack filtering experiments with facial head shot images.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Overlay Buildup

More gallery show experimentation using adaptive source masking to overlay mutated paint preset effects to build up automatic painted imagery over time.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Another gallery show screen grab. Working with self mutating paint presets and adaptive source masking derived from randomly selected source images as the gallery show cycles progress.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Point

Getting more milage out of the ever expanding 'good head shot' image folder, along with it's use as source material for various gallery show effects that work off of randomized source image selection. Like any automatic randomized mutation process, you generate a lot of different effect outputs, and then cull through them for keepers. We're generating auto-painted imagery here, but the same principal holds true for random mutation of presets as well.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Overlay Masking

Screen grab from a mid stream gallery show. Using adaptive self-mutating source derived masking as a part of the gallery show effect. In addition to constrained auto-mutaiton of vector paint presets. So you get images that develop over time based on stacking of previous masked gallery show cycle output.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This Big

More gallery show experiments with selective automatic paint mutation, keying off of the current preset browser search results.

Friday, December 12, 2014


More gallery show experiments. Working with adaptive source masking, so the mutated effects stack over time as the gallery show cycles progress.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Confused Expression

Is it a sad day? Or a happy one? Or is it all just your point of view? I guess this guy is trying to figure it all out. Or at least that's what gallery show thinks. Randomly mutating paint presets on the fly, working off of a folder of randomized current news source images. I say random, but i'm using the new selective paint mutation options in gallery show, so it's actually more of a user directed random mutation, percolating and exploring directed random boundaries in a box you have defined. So automatic and self directed,  but ultimately also under your creative control. The best of both worlds.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Danger Zone

Another gallery show cycle grab taken during some recent experiments involving auto-generation of mutated paint presets working off of a folder of randomly chosen news imagery. I'm using the new Gallery Show Search Technique, which randomly works off of the set of presets returned from the latest preset browser search results.

I had Studio Artist's MSG Editor configured for some experiments i was running yesterday, and the effect if generates when processing the gallery show painting posted above was pretty interesting (as shown in this second screen capture of the MSG Preview cell in the MSG Advanced Editor). All it's doing is mapping the automatically generated oil painting through a color gradient, but it's remarkable how much that small amount of additional pretty simple image processing totally changes the feel and mood of the image.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Last Supper

Trying some auto-mutation of oil paint presets while working with the new selective paint mutation features during some gallery show runs.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Eye of the Storm

Why do all my gallery show experiments with clown faces end up having a very dark emotional quality to them?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Amorphous Personality

More screen grabs from gallery show runs using random head shot images, and testing out the new directed paint mutation options. A lot of the images in this series end up with a very ambiguous and de-personalized human form. They almost seem haunted or ghostlike in some way, probably due to the lack of specific personal characteristics reproduced in the painted form.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Televised Message

The message that will not be televised, as seen on television.

Friday, December 5, 2014


More auto-mutation experiments using the new gallery show features.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dual Personality

Screen grab from a gallery show cycle run testing the new paint options associated with the paint preset GS techniques. Which side is the true nature of the individual being painted? It's actually an adaptive masked overlay of 2 different randomly chosen source images.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Quiet MSG Meditation

One of the nice things about the new MSG features is that you have more control over the number of colors in a color palette. Dialing them down can be useful to lead to less frenetic color mappings. Trying to spend some time this week improving and cleaning up a few MSG features.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Color Shardz

Something not generated by gallery show for a change. Was working on some new vector paint features and banged this out quickly.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Color Patterning

Constrained vector ip op patterning using a new gallery show technique. V5 has a lot of new 'vector only' output options for some of the new gallery how techniques. And of course you can use the new eps or svg stream outputs to output resolution independent vector files for the effect randomly generated mutated  effect output.

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Stream grab from a gallery show cycle. Using the dynamic brush paint modifier option  auto mutation modifier in the new gallery show preferences. I'm working off the new current search result GS  technique. I think i used 'oil paint' for the search term.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Pile Up

Interesting paint pileup in this gallery show cycle screen grab.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Holiday Attire

Fairly abstracted facial image. Courtesy of gallery show auto-mutation, in conjunction with the dynamic brush paint synth option to help direct the automatic mutation taking place in each gallery show cycle.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blank Expression

I seem to be getting a lot of these abstracted head images out of my recent gallery shoe experiments. The source material is probably driving that to a certain extent. They are interesting. I think because your brain's facial pattern detection centers light up when you look at them, but at the same time they are super ambiguous as well. So your imagination is free to interpret them in any way you choose to.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Conversation Part 2

More screen grabs from fully automatic art generation experiments using new gallery show features. Everything is automatic, the random selection of subject matter, the mutation of new on the fly preset effects, the adaptive masking of those effects, the stacking of different effects over time. So you define a generative process via gallery show options and then let it loose.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Conversation

Gallery show screen grab. Testing some vector image operation technique auto-mutated effects.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pattern Man

Playing around with a set of black and white patterns that Bernard sent me to check out. They make a nice movie brush. Doing a little bit of recolorization via brush load processing in the paint synthesizer to get the coloring.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Blank View

I've been using an ever expanding set of news image head shots for the random image source folder for my recent gallery show runs. This is using both gallery show paint option modifiers set to 'surprise me'. So you now have 2 levels of structured mutation working off af the current factory paint preset collection. I'm trying to get the paint modifier options diverse enough to allow for some pretty sophisticated directed mutation paint preset generation. Added a lot of new paint synth macro edit commands to support all of this. You can see if you look closely at the paint that it's working off of directed mutation of vector paint presets.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Severe abstraction generated during automated gallery show testing with auto-randomized vector paint presets.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Ghostly image grabbed midstream from a nightly gallery show test run.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Blank Expression

Auto-mutating vector paint presets generated during a gallery show test run. There are 2 different paint modifier options you can work with now. So you can start with a factory category and collection and highly modify them on the fly via directed paint modifier mutations.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Roll of the Ocean

Interesting procedural abstract paint preset that dropped out of some 'surprise me' gallery show testing.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mr Sandman

Gallery show screen grab during some automated testing of new vector paint features.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Trying out a new kind of gallery show process. Randomly mutated painting is being generated off of an automatically generated vectorizer processed randomly selected source image.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rubber Face

Using nightly gallery show runs to stress test the new vector paint features.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Smear Grid Regionizer

Grabbed this during a nightly gallery show test run.

Vector Symmetry

Auditioning some of Mike's new vector paint presets. The density you build up over time is pretty interesting.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Working on some new vector paint features.