EX. 01 (2D DWG)

Using Bryce + Sergey’s dual pen holder:

One with felt tip pen the other with a piece of lead at an angle. I was expecting a soft shadow but with clear lines…as lead got smoother lines turned into a “smudge” technique.

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Cutting same script with vinyl paper and peeling away randomly. Cuts were all made at the same pressure and speed (around 40 g).

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Folding and Cutting:

I set up 3 grids one to be scored, one cut, and the other drawn. I then started folding and peeling the paper to get a relief (another attempt with different material). I then tried to start setting up rules by hand.

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Here cuts are more controlled. Rectangular grid is drawn in pencil, -45 Angles scored, 45 Angles drawn in red. Cuts are done by hand.
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Hand Cut to figure out a rule for cutting
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Paper folded over based on machine cuts. Additional small cuts made after to attempt some type of composition.
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US Cutter SVG file Black: Draw Green: Score Red: Cut Click Image to go to project page.

 

 

 

Week 3:

Vinyl Paper Experiment:

 

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I tried layering different colors to create some form of depth. Each cut was calibrated to what layer I wanted to be revealed. In this example I started with the center removing the most material. I tired another version where the cuts ware random in depth and it did not make much of a difference. I was able to peel off a simple score on the vinyl paper. Perhaps if I double up on each paper, it will work.

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Sketches on layering vinyl paper

Dipping Paint brush via Vinyl Cutter:

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I wanted the script to control where and when the paint brush would be dipped into the painting medium (water color in this case). I used the same script as for the Vinyl paper experiment and added a “go to” point outside of the script. I eyeballed it to be past an 11×17 sheet of paper so that when the rollers move the paper around, the paint dish wont be knocked over. I noticed that the cutter divided the image in half, doing the left side of the image first then going to the right and drawing the bottom section then the top.

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Thinking beetle code through sketch

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If I let the cutter print everything at once, it does not go dip the brush until the very end.
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Here I did each layer/color separately.

 

2D Tree:

Needs work. I took the Vee 3D script and removed the rotations in the x and y coordinates. I did get some form of branching but there seems to be a jump from one move to the other.

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Week 2:

Inspiration: Processing

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Weave:

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This was based on a process drawing. Success…can make increments smaller for higher density.

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Machine Sketch:

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Week 1:

Sine Curve Tests:

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FAIL: not much randomness, thickness of line not seen (appears more like a dashed line).

Week 2 (revised)

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I went back to the original script and changed the method in which line weights were drawn. Moving in increments and pointing/moving back to last list position.

 

Alternating Square:

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I made 2 grids that aligned corners on one end and expanded/shifted directions in x and y directions.

 

 

Uneven Spiral:

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Here I wanted to make an uneven spiral that changed scales from start to mid-way then back down again all while drawing several circles randomly. It worked but not as dramatically as I would have liked.

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This was an experiment with random movements given a certain number of rotations, specifically 120 degree rotations creating different sized triangles. After enough repetitions, a circular grid began to form in the center.

 

 

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This was an experiment with giving random movement to a 90 degree rotation, while also saying that after a set number of random moves, the pen would rotate 15 degrees and create another random set of 90 degree rotations.

 

 

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