Monday, February 18, 2008

Also stripes

An experiment with color and lighting. The base formula is a Nova Julia, and I'm finding it difficult; it's hard to decide where to focus, and all the compositions I've tried seem either unbalanced or cluttered or both. There's sort of a vanishing point thing happening in this one, which is maybe okay.

untitled [sepia sawtooth]

Sunday, February 17, 2008

A pair of portraits

I think I've been tinkering with these two images, off and on, since September. I'm still not quite sure if they're done yet, but they're definitely getting close.

Mr. Edison

Mr. Tesla

Both use the ploom formula as a base, and both have similar coloring methods applied.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Another window

Another window. I like how cold the light is in this one.

untitled [airscape 2]

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Craving light

A window to look out of, with nicer light outside than there is out any of the real windows I've been near lately. I'm impatient for spring to happen.

Making fractal landscapes is harder than I might have expected. I've been trying to stick to just fractal formulas, and not use things like mapping-onto-a-plane, so the trick is to find an area with vaguely horizontal shapes, and then try to color it in such a way that there's a clear dividing line between land and sky.

untitled [airscape]

The window is a variation of something originally done (I think) by Gilles Nadeau.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

More input

I'm all uninspired and blah lately. I think what I probably need is something new, something outside my usual tiny orbit of school and home and the occasional grocery run. I will have to think about what kinds of sensory information would be interesting or useful.

Ear, Nose & Throat

A visit to the conservatory, to see if some greenery might be available at this grey time of year? Some new music to listen to? Chocolate?