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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When in Doubt

Dipping into the graffiti brush archive. Trying out some new path start regionize ideas using the paint synthesizer.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Working away on new paint synthesizer feature tweaks.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Splatter Experiments

Working on some splatter brush paint presets. Cleaning up some details that come up if the brush images are missing when you try and load it.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Zombie Land

And not Rob Zombie. More gallery show screen grabs from nightly gallery show runs.

This shatter style look is all based on vector paint effects, so it could be output via eps or svg.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Zombie Spotter

Another gallery show screen grab from a nightly testing session. Running automatic mutations off of a new paint preset collection that shows off lots of new features.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Another gallery show screen grab. From my nightly autonomous GS tests. Working off of current selection technique with a mutating process folder for the start cycle processing. The current keyword selected paint presets are also transformed with a mutating dynamic brush gallery show paint option effect.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Gallery show screen grab. Mutating random vectorizer technique, adaptive source masking, start cycle processing based on folder of mutating geometric transformation presets.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Dynamic brush path start regionization experiment. The paint is coming from an image placed in a second layer, via using the Bus as a source for Image Processing Brush Load in the paint synthesizer. I was trying to simulate painting with a slit scan brush with what i'm doing using an image in a second layer as the source for building up the paint brush nib. The brush load module is also doing colorization of that second layer based scan brush.

Monday, November 3, 2014

X-Ray Vision

More structure decomposition experiments. I'm using custom built Paint Action Sequences to try out all of these different experiments. But it might be nice to provide a more central access point for this kind of thing.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Structure Decomposition 2

More experiments with working through the mechanics of some new structure decomposition approaches to creating automatic image abstraction effects.

I'm building custom Paint Action Sequences (PASeq) in Studio Artist to try out these different structure decomposition experiments.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Structure Decomposition

Trying some experiments with new approaches to building up structure decomposition in images to help create abstraction effects.

I tagged this structure analysis, but the algorithms used are very different than the ones used for previous images posted here with that tag. The new approach i'm pursuing is a work in progress.