That art I mentioned. I was trying the masking techniques learned in my digital painting class in Photoshop. However, I didn’t use Photoshop, I was using the masking features of Painttool Sai. I tell you what, you’d better have confidence in your line art before embarking (that’s why I chose this one, from a comic I made. I had put extra time into getting it the way I wanted in the first place).
You can get away with certain things in a pen and ink that come back to haunt you when you go 3-D. A fault in the wrist, for example, caused some issues. Worth it, tho. I love rendering metallic surfaces.
Oh, one last thing… this was shaded entirely with black. There is a time and place for it. I’ve seen a lot of posts ordering people not to shade with black. That’s very true in tangible media but digitally the rules change. It’s not that you should do it all the time but that you can and to good effect. Here, with shiny metallics and satins, black shading has a place.
I guess my whole point is that sometimes you break the rules to achieve an effect. That’s art.
Experimental electronic textile project by Judit Eszter Karpati with fabric that changes it’s colours with the help of an Arduino - video embedded below:
CHROMOSONIC project is an electronic textile that changes color, using the Arduino open-source platform. The dynamic changes in the textile color derive from processed sound files. Silkscreen was used to cover the textile in a dye that changes with temperature. Sound makes the nichrome wires woven into the fabric heat up, changing the pattern.
The project investigates the relationship between digital world and textile arts, the everchanging boundaries between the digital and physical world.How the world of digital media becomes tangible through the textile medium. My intention was the broadening the field of textile craft and design, bringing together different mediums and looking for new possibilities in textile design. The project mixing different areas: textile design, electronics, IT.
The chromosonic project has it’s own Tumblr blog, where you can find out more here
Sifteo Cubes: Programable Interactive Cubes for #games and #music
These came out a few weeks back as an official product, and I am finally getting around to posting them. They started a few years back as siftables at MIT, and if you read my old blog you would have likely seen the earlier version their, along with other similar projects.
The one thing I am most excited about with this is of course using them for music, like this sequencer below.