Thu Dec 31, 2020
Since early 2020 I have been creating vector-based designs to be drawn on paper with a pen-plotter, most of the time on a small sketchbook.
I use the OPENRNDR creative coding framework and Kotlin as a programming language. I find OPENRNDR an excellent tool for this purpose because it makes it very easy to find intersections, normals, closest points on a curve, and many other interesting geometry operations.
Here a screenshot of a design before plotting.
Ten extinct plants and the years they were last seen alive.
Connecting two circles with curves.
Concentric shapes. Inspired by a technique I saw as a child.
Simulating occlusion. Some pens work better than others. I can appreciate the imperfections sometimes.