Silk – Interactive Generative Art

I stumbled upon this a couple of months ago. 

Silk allows you to create colorful art against a stark black background. It has a really nice spacey effect. Choose your color or combination of colors, click and drag across the screen.  Depending on the colors you chose and the pace of your stroke different, tiny silken strands of color escape from your mouse and create flowing art. Careful not to go to this site if you have other things to do because you will get distracted.

Here are some of my silk creations.

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first post

So I’m going to try and post something every day. Anything I’ve done or thought or made.

I did some sketching the other day. I figure I’ll start there:

It was a beautiful day. Brisk. Falls coming but still very nice out. I sat and sketched the Japanese Maple tree in the back yard by the pond. What started as a light sketch quickly turned into a more detailed artistic endeavor. I eventually scanned the sketch and threw it into Photoshop. I had no idea where I was going with this so I just had fun with it. Here’s the result. I’m calling it Life on Mars.

September 17, 2013

Life on Mars – September 17, 2013