I made a sketch in my notebook every on most days in October with a Pental brush pen, and then I programmed a digital sketch with the drawings using Paolo Pedercini’s library. The whole process was intentionally quick, and (including the gif creation) it usually took about an hour and a half. I wanted to explore the limitation of time (an hour of making / coding) and space (using one page of a sketchbook / using a specific library in P5) and see what emerged from this. Because of these limitations I made very different things then I had in mind at the start of each session.

You can see the whole collection on the Inktober micro site

Update: these were part of Pixel X Paper exhibition @ Babycastle


It’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog because life has been pretty busy. But alas, my evenings are back and I can tinker away at making pointless sketches once more. Joy.

I’ve started to use P5.js, it is another processing project, but based on Javascript, which means it works really nicely with the tinterweb. I decided to start using P5.js initially because Daniel Shiffman has made so many videos on how to use it, they are the BEST!

Anyway. I’ve made a thing so I thought I would share. See it in the browser here (opens in a new tab).

//some kind of experiment based on 1960s artist Frida Nakay

function setup() {
  createCanvas(600, 600);
  // create button
  imageSnapButton = createButton('- F R I D A - N A K A Y -');
  imageSnapButton.position(40, 20);

function fridaNakay() {

  //7 random values:
  //size, location(X+Y), orientation, quantity, pen style
  background(230, 230, 230);
  var numthings = random(6, 20);

  for (var j = 0; j < numthings; j++) {

    var length = random(40, 60);
    var Y = random(0, height);
    var X = random(0, width);
    var thick = random(2, 10);
    var col = random(150, 200);
    var weight = random(1, 3);
    var weight2 = random(1, 3);
    var numStripesX = random(6, 20);
    var numStripesY = random(6, 20);

    for (var i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
      stroke(100, col);
      line(X, Y, X, Y + length);
      X += thick;
    for (var k = 0; k < 10; k++) {
      line(X, Y, X + length, Y);
      Y += thick;