Categories
computational art

lines x colors

An experiment in exploring lines and colors. This one is special in that I wanted to play with the different ways how an artwork could manifest in its various forms. From Python code in drawbot. To rendering into bitmap and vector. To animation in After Effects. To 3D spatial structural form in Cinema4D. Each has its own interpretation and emotions to them.

bitmap from drawbot
Animation from After Effects
Rendered animation from Cinema4D

Until next time!

— Ballio

Categories
computational art

Ballio Chan Computational Art Tee Shirt Capsule v0.1 Official Drop

For the past year or so, I’ve been learning and playing with computational art in my free time. Learning Python has been a journey and I’m just in the beginning. Along the way, I’ve made some interesting things as documented on this blog. I’ve handpicked five of my favorites and made them into real shirts! It’s one thing to see the art pieces on a digital screen, it’s another thing to see them printed in digital form — and wear them.

If you like them, please get one! Please tell your friends! I own a few and I think they look great (perhaps biased) and feel really nice (not biased). They’re available in women’s, men’s, and kids’ sizes for the whole family. 🙂 I’m selling them on Amazon for now, and Prime members can get them shipped for free.


Beautiful Spiral tee
Blue Circles tee
Organism tee
Lines to Circle tee
Layered Colored Lines tee
Categories
computational art

Select computational design experiments

Sine wave goodness
More waves
Waves on waves…
Categories
computational art

Calder set in Caslon 422 set in Futura

Sort of a meta design. Using the unique shapes of Caslon, trying out some animation techniques of text fitting into paths made with type in drawbot.

It was pretty cool that Ace Hotel retweeted it!

Categories
computational art

Drawing in Python

I’ve been drawing computationally with Drawbot in Python 3 out of John Maeda’s encouragement and teachings. Much gratitude to John… I’ve been posting some work-in-progress on Twitter, but thought it’d be nice to post it on my blog too as a nice collection of trials, experiments, fails, surprises, and some really cool things that came out of playing with code. 🙂 Stay tuned for more posts on this blog!

First up, this is one of my favorites so far. I love how the colors and dots spiral into this beautiful pattern. I love it so much that I made it a shirt and a sweatshirt on Amazon! Support art, buy a shirt today. 🙂 I got one to check out the quality and I can confirm that it’s very comfortable. The print quality is ace, too!

5000×5000 high res glory

Ballio wearing his computational art shirt.
It’s a real shirt! 🙂 Buy one today!

I’m looking to make more computational design shirts too! Stay tuned for more new designs.

In the subsequent posts, I’ll be sharing my fun exports mostly from Drawbot. As well as a few creative experiments I’ve been noodling with.

Check out more of my journey in computational art.