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One artist spent 9-months creating an incredible algorithm that is capable of drawing in many different styles and even allows users to create a completely new style within a a few minutes. The system automatically optimizes the drawings based on their size, the materials used, and the perceived similarity. “Here are some results of the drawings I made with my pen plotter Karel. Each drawing is computed in just under one second and Karel between one or three hours to complete the drawings, depending on the drawing complexity, the drawing sped and the size of the drawing,” said its creator. Continue reading to see the many different styles.
This dashed style drawing is one of the more complex drawings.
Each drawing consists of over 100 thousand individual lines.
This one has over 120 thousand lines. Notice the texture of the fabric.
Mosaic Style Drawing
The mosaic style started as an experiment.
I wanted to see what happens if I combine some of my styles.
I like the result and included it in my system.
Single Line Spiral Drawing
This style was the start of LinesLab.
I wrote the code within 20 minutes to make the first drawing of Audrey Hepburn, and the result was quite good already.
Later this style was the first that was integrated into the LinesLab system and the result was even better than the first time.
I am not a huge fan of the stippling style, I quickly added this style to the LinesLab system for a presentation for high school students.
They loved it so much that I decided to keep it as a fixed style in the LinesLab system.
This is a little different version of the traditional halftone illustration.
Each pixel does not change in size but in the number of lines that are drawn as a star.