Daily Create: Playing With Corners and Folds

I’m not even sure what kept me working on this DS106 Daily Create prompt through the day yesterday but the prompt about paper folds first led to an image that I thought was interesting but not what I wanted (I used an online paper fold art generator off Github but it seemed more like some alien blob factory).

Folded Blobs

So then I wrote a short poem, about writing on paper as you fold the corners in.

start from a corner
and pull inward, sharp
edges folded at the
center of the writing
of a poem of the story
you were trying so
hard to make clear
before it disappeared

That visual stayed with me for a few hours, and then I went back to start to try to visualize the words actually being folded. This was done using a screenshot of my poem and then some filters and effects in Lunapic.

Folded Paper Poem

Later, I wondered if I could make the digital image more three-dimensional and found a site that sort of does that, or at least does it interestingly enough for me to work with. I took that video file of the flat poem becoming more dimensional and moved it into iMovie, where I kept on tinkering around.

Then I composed the music track, added narration, and it was done. Normally, a Daily Create takes about 15 minutes but this one just hung around in my head for the day, so I just kept on playing around. The video at the top of the post is what I ended up with.

Peace (and Folds),

Art-Full Remix

Today’s Daily Create via DS106 had us using an online art generator (Type A Painting) that turns letters and words into neat art blocks. I wrote about remix (as did Sarah) and then decided to remix my original, using art filters and video fades.

Peace (and Play),

Using AI To Animate Drawings

I came upon this site via ETMOOC2 and wondered about it’s potential for play in the classroom. It’s called Animated Drawings and is fueled by an AI engine via Meta (uh oh). It’s very simple to use: upload a drawing, and follow the steps, and get your drawing put into small bits of motion — dancing, walking, jumping, etc.

I did two experiments. One with a large face with small body and one with a saxophone body. I tried one with a starfish drawing but it just didn’t work. It was really weird.

Peace (and Motion),

Poem: Landscape of the Digital

In A Dreamy Landscape

I’ve been doing periodic experiments with inputting parts of or entire poems into Ai Art Platforms, to see what comes out the other side. This one fit nicely with the poem’s main idea — of a dream landscape — that was written from a one-word prompt off Mastodon (“dreamy”). The AI platform I have been using the most these days is Adobe Firefly, since it allows a lot of manipulation of settings.

Peace (and landscapes),

Lettering and AI Art

Make Create Remix

I went a little crazy with the new Lettering tool within the Adobe Firefly AI art platform, which I tried out yesterday.

Duke Rushmore Lettering

Duke Rushmore is my band.

Saxophone Music

And I play the saxophone.

Peace (and AI Art),

Art Remix (Spreadsheet Stories)

Simon, my artistic friend, was sharing out some old projects for a new project he is taking on and a spreadsheet story collection from Digital Writing Month from many years ago caught my attention, and I did some remix.

Peace (and Art),

Second Half of FlashFeb Drawings

This is the second installment of my curation of illustrations done for Flash Feb (where a prompt with an F in the title invited art).

Here is the first compilation for Days 1-15.

Peace (and Drawing),

Data Points/Data Portrait

Data Portrait

One of the many data-centered art activities in Observe, Collect, Draw! that I reviewed the other day is a series of prompts that lead you to create a data portrait. I followed the directions and emerged with the embedded data art image. I sort of like it has no labels, although it may be confusing to anyone else (and maybe even me, in the days ahead).

This screenshot hints at some of the data points. Basically, shapes and colors and lines and more represent data along the sets of demographics, personality traits, interests and more.

Observe, Collect, Draw! A Visual Journal | Princeton Architectural Press

Peace (and Points),

FlashFeb: MidPoint Check In

I’ve been sharing a drawing each day (some are better than others, just sayin’) from a set of daily prompts for Flash February and I thought I would gather the first half of the month together into a video format. I’ve been using the Paper app for drawing with my fingers, and you know, it shows. I’ve also not spent a ton of time on any one drawing — my aim is quick and creative and move on. But it has been fun to try to go in different directions from the prompt.

Here, for example, is what I created for today’s prompt of “Figures.”

Feb15 Figures

Peace (and Art),

Making Art In February

Feb1 Fold

I enjoy a challenge like this — the FlashFeb is a daily prompt with an “f” word (not THAT word) to spark the making of art on a theme. Today’s prompt is “fold.” I’m not all that talented when it comes to making visual art, but I enjoy the moments of creation, so I will give it a try. For the first week, I will probably use my Paper App on my iPad.

Join in, if interested. Learn more about the whole month at the FlashFeb blog site.


Peace (and Art),