Sunday, July 24, 2016

RedBlack&White


Presenting ☜

Paint and Ink Splatter Simulation

 




frame 66 of a 250 frame fluid simulation animation
One background plane, four domains, three cubes each with five sub divisions, four materials (colours)
Blender 2.77a
Let Your Light Shine.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Black & White Dyptich


Birds and Ribbons
Day and Night
377 
 
These are some of my favorite 20th century surrealist abstract artists,
Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Joan Miro, and Jackson Pollack.
I am inspired by their paintings and sculptures to make pictures like this.


This picture was presented to the public in May 2016 as two 8" x 12" metal prints
with an overall size of 12" x 16" (3600 x 4800 pixels).
The format presented here is 480px  x 640px. 
It is also another departure from my usual HDTV 1080 format of 1920px x 1080px.

Status
Available

Technical stats:
Made in Blender 2.76.
20 particle systems of line trails
Seven seeds
128 or 64 emission particles per system.
Most trail lengths are 2000 or 1000 and some = or <75
Zero gravity
Turbulence field strength: 22
Frame 377 of a 480 frame animation.

Let the sparrows chirp!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Grey Glass



Curves and Glass Cubes 383
Mechanical Ink Song II

What are dreams made of? Electrons firing from neurons? Maybe.


The background is similar to my "Golden Hippogryph", posted in April 2016 and I like how the glass cubes reflect refractions of themselves and the foreground image.
I used three particle systems with the same seed to outline the swirls.This took much experimentation of trial and error.


Status
Available

I first introduced this picture to the public in May 2016 as a large metal print, 18"x 24" (7200 x 5400 pixels).
 The format presented here is 640 x 426 pixels.
This is frame 383 of a 480 frame animation.
Blender 2.76

Sweet Dreams




Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Contrast

Swarm of Fire
This may be the last image of this series. It's my favorite and that's why I saved it for last. I love contrasting colours, especially blue and orange. I also enjoy the chaos. Order is much less amusing.

 The pictures in this series are single frames of animations of trails of straight lines that become curves (astheometry). They are inspired by the artist Jackson Pollack.
Made in Blender 2.77a  



Seeyalater



Dedicated to the memory of
my friend,
Lacy Logan Bohannon

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Turquoise

Blue Moon Shadows


Another addition to my action painting simulation series.
I like how this one turned out with the crowd of glimmering sparkles on the left contrasting the open space on the right. 


Tech Data:
This is the last frame of a 1600 frame animation Most of the images in this series consist of two line particle systems with very long trails. The particles have a lifetime and trail length of 1600.frames The line particle systems at the time of this writing can only be rendered in the Blender render. No Cycles here, at least not yet. Particles as halos can be rendered with Cycles by using a domain around the emitter and giving it emission and point density nodes. I tried this with my line trails, but it didn't work. Lines aren't the same as halos.


Happy Trails

Sunday, June 05, 2016

More PINK

 
Wired Pink

Here are two more images I'm adding to my action painting simulation series.

no glare

These two pictures have the same composition. The difference is the second has a simple compositing glare node. Notice that the image without the glare is flatter & darker than the one with the glare which is lighter, pinker & appears more three dimensional.

 yes glare






















Made in Blender 2.77

END TRANSMISSION

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Flock of Vines


Flock of Vines
 


This is the next image in my action painting simulation series.
Blender 2.77

Fly like the wind!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Green and Orange

More Colour


green algae

Pushing the lines

red algae
9x16 feet 
Embrace nature, 
eat seaweed.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Not Rust


Not Rust

It's Terracotta!
 

I added a glare node to one of my Rust image series and look what happened.

I also added one to Blue & Grey.
 
More to come. 

Have fun?

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Blue & Grey


   Blue & Grey
and other tones 
II


My second image inspired by the Action Paintings of Abstract Expressionist, Jackson Pollock. This is the last frame of a 1600 frame animation of  line particles emitting 384 very long trails from the default cube.
These trails are 600 frames longer than my first one,Rust.
I'm taking it further and more to come.
Blender 2.77


Remember to stir the beans.