Thu Dec 31, 2020
Since early 2020 I have created vector-based designs to be drawn on paper with a pen-plotter, often on a small sketchbook.
I use the OPENRNDR creative coding framework and Kotlin as a programming language. I find it an excellent tool for this purpose because it provides many useful geometry operations that other tools lack.
Here a screenshot of a design before plotting:
Ten extinct plants and the years they were last seen alive, silver pen on back carton board:
Connecting two circles with curves:
Concentric shapes, inspired by a technique I saw as a child:
Simulating occlusion. Some pens work better than others. Imperfections can be an important aspect of pen-plotter artworks.