Recently I learned some techniques to create glitch art, like importing a bitmap into an audio mixer like Audacity in order to modify it, or opening it with Wordpad and re-saving it. (We call it databending.)
So I was thinking, do you guys happen to use unusual tools for creating your art as well? Which ones? How did you come across to them?
An old friend stopped by a few months and after she left I was inspired to create an art piece about the experience called: "Not listening". I made it on aluminum foil with cannabis buds, antique screws and old rustoleum paint.
I have some I'm too busy to upload that one of my tools mixes my arts and recreates something entirely different.
Love the results but would like to find a way of protecting the technology,
or sharing it without losing out while everyone with tons of money, or a massive following just jumps in and leaves me behind like a
pile of dust.
After I made my first twenty some odd pieces based on concepts, I wanted to create something along the lines of decor. I was putting all my brain power into figuring what to do next, when I was on a treadmill in the gym and the screen on the machine kept becoming pixelated......and so...I tried for it.
When I first started out in traditional art -- painting in oils, & acrylic, graphite drawing, etc -- I enjoyed the result, yet wanted to animate the result, which is a more accurate reflection of what I see in my mind's eye as I create the static image. There may well be motion/movement in stills -- I need more.
There are hundreds and hundreds of Apple App Store apps that do seriously wacky stuff. There's probably at least ten that do a variety of glitching. I live for my iPad apps but there are sooooooo many to choose from. Even though I do categorize them, I can't even remember what most of the ones I own specifically do. I'm almost always surprised when I open something I haven't looked at for awhile, especially if it's been updated a time or eleven in the meantime.
Susan Maxwell Schmidt
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"What about you, guys? Did your art take different turns as well, like you started as a photographer and then ended up becoming a painter, for instance? "
I started learning to draw and sketch about 10 years or so ago, then progressed to painting from pastels to oils to acrylics then got into photography and photo art. I dabble in all of those things though not as actively as I used to.
Once upon a time I taught an IT course. Part of it was analyzing data in Excel and producing graphics. Between sine waves, spirals and images, I started to get an idea of what could be done feeding pure data into an algorithm.
Back in real life, I enjoy bamboo pens, sticks, fingers, textures of all kinds, as well as traditional pens and brushes.
@Susan: oh, I totally believe that! I own an Android, and I see different tools popping out every day, like one that you can add some watercolors effects to a picture, or the one which you make some seriously cool pixel art.
Many of these apps were ported from iOS, so I can just imagine what is still out there! (I truly hope that Procreate will land on Android one day...)