Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pretty Silly

My goal of making a supercomputer automatically draw as well as a small child progresses (ha,ha).

Friday, May 30, 2014

Spiritual Journey

Having some fun with zen text. Trying to rework some of the existing text brush code to clean it up as well as add some new features.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hand Tool

Simple approach to using a movie brush. Max Path Length set to 1 so each paint stroke lays down a single nib of paint. Movie brush for the Brush Source. RGB Color mapping for the movie brush indexing. Then let it rip with auto paint.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Elf with Exploding Head

Actually a puppet on strings image processed some some esoteric vectorizer settings.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Pitch

Some deconstruction of realism via structure analysis.  Feeling the need to delve into more abstraction styles lately, probably in response to all of the paint realism posts on the users forum recently.

Monday, May 26, 2014


I guess this could be considered another symmetry experiment. It's interesting how often that creeps into design. Maybe because the brain is so good at detecting it.

Kind of a cold, mechanical procedural art style. Like everything on this blog, it was generated using Studio Artist. Specifically MSG processors for this particular image.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sun Dial

MSG stacked pattern. By stacked, i mean more than 1 MSG processor designed to overlay. So you can think of it like patterns generated with built in alpha stacked on top of each other. But no need to waste memory using multiple layers to do this, you just stack the processors in the MSG processor chain, where they all use the same 3 image streams for input and output..

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Symmetrical pattern generated via MSG.

Friday, May 23, 2014


MSG study in geometric mapping.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Texture Study

Lighted textured paint experiment.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Paint Study

Trying out some new paint color modulation ideas.

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Vector shadows as abstraction. Grabbed from a gallery show mutation run.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Recursive Jungle

Grabbed this during some gallery show testing using the surprise me technique.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Street View

Playing around with nib masking and procedural brush types in th epaint synthesizer.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Stacked Patterns 2

Another stacked pattern experiment. The stacking occurs by using multiple MSG processors that overlay patterns. A series of overlay processors in the processor chain of the MSG Editor creates a series of stacked patterns in the output image from the MSG preset.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Stacked Quilt Patterns

MSG preset that uses several quilt pattern processors to build a stacked pattern.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sailing Ship

Grabbed this during some gallery show testing of paint synth mutations with forced vector render.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Evil Guitar Boy

Testing some new vector paint features with randomizing gallery show runs.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Vector NibClip

Adding some new adjustable nib clip options for vector paint that allows for a tighter painted look.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Gazer

More experiments with vector paint in the paint synthesizer.

Friday, May 9, 2014


Adding some new vector text brush features to the paint synthesizer.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Subway Platform

Testing some improvements to the paint synthesizer randomization and mutation code. With a new macro-edit command that forces generation of mutated vector paint presets.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Working with vector paint splatter blobs in the paint synthesizer. I swept the color error range (high to low) for blob clip across the auto-paint time to dial in some feature structure.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

GS Mutation

Was running the vectorizer all night with gallery show vector render mutations.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Robotic Dance Craze

Gallery show screen grab. Stress testing the new vector fill features in the vectorizer.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Phase Change

More screen grabs from gallery show testing runs.


More gallery show testing. Random vectorizer effects with forced vector rendering technique.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Spray Tan

Working with some of the new vectorizer fill options.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Diaster Tape

Grabbed this during a gallery show run that is generating random ip op mutations that generate vector output.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Enchanted Forest

Running more random mutation gallery show tests.