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Bee-Bee Deigner

5 Days Ago

Unusual Tools For Making Art

Hello everyone *waves*

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?

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Chris N Rohrbach

5 Days Ago

Hi Bee-Bee. Databending looks and sounds interesting. I'm liking this one -
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Uther Pendraggin

5 Days Ago

That has the "AI is making art!" marks all over it.

Pretty cool. It is sort of , making static. Which is the first step in making radio waves that can then be controlled and used to make useful radio transmissions.

I haven't (nor am I likely to) tried it. But I wish you all of the best with it.

Happy Ness
UPD

 

Kathy Anselmo

5 Days Ago

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.

 

Carmen Hathaway

5 Days Ago

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Hi Bee-Bee ...

Re: Glitch, data bending -- Years ago, I inadvertently opened a graphic in Notepad & was pleasantly surprised at the code that manifested. I've used that mode often, since.

I created Matrix design elements using that process.


carmenhathaway.pixels.com

 

Mike Breau

5 Days Ago

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.

 

David Bridburg

5 Days Ago

Bee-Bee,

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.

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I have since disposed of a few other examples.

Dave

 

Roger Swezey

5 Days Ago

A "Picker Upper" (not a pill), necessary for my "Rat,Bat, & Vulture" enterprise...Especially now being 83

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Note: That's Not a metal detector..It's a PICKER UPPER

 

David King

5 Days Ago

I used an old debit card to apply much of the paint for this painting,

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Bee-Bee Deigner

5 Days Ago

Wow, thanks for all the replies! 😁

@Mike: what do you think of open source licenses? Do you think it would be interesting to you, if you decided to share your technology?

@Kathy: that is truly interesting! I wonder how it might look like! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

@Uther: that's true! It's a sort of an exercise in letting go and just trust the process.

 

Bee-Bee Deigner

5 Days Ago

@Dave, Roger, David: your pieces are truly cool! Wonderful work! *rushing to visit your profiles*

@Carmen: The Matrix, huh? πŸ€” *rushing to visit your profile*

@Chris: thanks a lot for your kind words! 😁

 

Carmen Hathaway

4 Days Ago

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@ Bee-Bee -- no rush ;) . Danke schΓΆn /Thanks for viewing! Β  My Recent Visits indicate a view from Brunn Am Gebirge, Austria.

A long way from my beginnings in Goslar :)




carmenhathaway.pixels.com

 

Bee-Bee Deigner

4 Days Ago

@Carmen: yup, someone else from my town might be a customer or a fellow artist!

Lower Saxony is one of my favourite places in the world! I'm always traveling to Cuxhaven, in fact I've been there not long ago, and I definitely need to visit Goslar, too! 😊

 

Carmen Hathaway

4 Days Ago

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@ Bee-Bee -- my thoughts exactly when I see visits from my home town -- you just never know ;) I need to visit Goslar, too -- been a while.

Here's some more glitch fun




carmenhathaway.pixels.com

 

Bee-Bee Deigner

4 Days Ago

@Carmen: whoa, impressive! That's something I didn't try, yet, make videos about my art!

 

Carmen Hathaway

4 Days Ago

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Thanks Bee-Bee -- LOVE motion graphics :)


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.

Samples of my traditional art on this page of my personal website


 

Bee-Bee Deigner

4 Days Ago

@Carmen: thanks for the link, I'll definitely check it out!

 

Bee-Bee Deigner

4 Days Ago

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?

 

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.



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David King

4 Days Ago

"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.

 

James McCormack

4 Days Ago

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.

 

Bee-Bee Deigner

4 Days Ago

@James: I totally get you, I'm an IT professional myself 😁 I love acrylics and watercolors, in fact I still have a piece or two that need to be published... πŸ€”

 

Bee-Bee Deigner

4 Days Ago

@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...)

 

Bee-Bee Deigner

4 Days Ago

@David: that's interesting! I'm learning to sketch too, since I like art journaling.

Time and again I post my sketches on my Instagram account, hope one day they will be good enough to be added to my portfolio 😊

 

Delynn Addams

4 Days Ago

I drew my sketches for many drawings and the ran these images ...

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/delynnaddamsdesigns.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=664353

Then ran the images through this site to smoothen the lines.
https://www.imgonline.com.ua/eng/tools.php

It turned out nice and are for images for cards and on watercolor papers.

Best,
Delynn
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/delynnaddamsdesigns.html?tab=about

 

Bee-Bee Deigner

3 Days Ago

@Delynn: wow, your collection is GORGEOUS!

I didn't know there was an online JPEG processor - I just bookmarked your link and I will definitely check it out, thank you!

 

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