A Little Hand-Drawn Generative Art

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For almost two years, I’ve been drawing every day with a glass pen and ink. It’s a small drawing, and rarely takes more than 20 minutes. Sometimes they turn out great, and sometimes not so great. But that’s not the point. They’ve become my daily meditation, and help me get my brain in gear for the day.

I’ve been creating Generative Art with code for a very long time, and taking concepts I usually explore with code and rethink them in ink has been a lot of fun for me. It’s also helped me focus my thinking, even more, when working in code.

Every day, I turn to a new page in my little sketchbook and start a new drawing.

Sometimes, I draw on watercolor paper. I’m starting to send these out to friends, and fans of my work, as gifts.

On twitter today, a fellow artist mentioned how she loved the outcome of my drawings but didn’t quite know what the process was. I’ll have to do some more writing on this, but for now I’ll post a video of me drawing a pattern I’ve been exploring recently.

I’ve archived my daily #inkyDays drawings in my github portfolio (just images) and on my Patreon (images and brief comments).

I’ve also written about my first year of daily drawing with a fun scrolly-telling version and data visualization of the inks I used.

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Data Visualization Consultant. Generative and Data Artist. Creative Coder. Founder of GalaxyGoo. http://kristinhenry.github.io/

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