Different techniques over seven layers of digital pigments combined to build a bold abstract painting.
Up to seven layers are combined to compose the final art. Four of them are bold brush strokes that define the core aesthetic of the project, the other three add texture, complexity and finer detail.
The brush strokes can be either horizontal, vertical or a mix between the two.
There are three possible sets of rules for the composition:
Probabilities for compositions:
Probabilities for stroke direction:
There are eleven palettes available varying from classic to modern. The inspiration comes from paints, places, games.. basically anywhere i see beauty. I chose to use a similar system as implemented in Aspergō where each color can be used either as background or foreground, generating more varied outputs than having fixed colors for each role. The different aesthetic of Bravura called for refinement in many of the palettes in order to better blend its colors. Another difference here is that it doesn't need to use every color of the palette as it did previously.
With a system like that in place i didn't want to favor any particular set of colors, therefore all palettes have equal probability to be chosen.
I decided to implement this feature when almost everything else was in place. I was balancing values and found it interesting to have some variation in contrast to make the layering of the brush strokes either more pronounced with high contrast or a soft effect with low contrast. It is a subtle feature that helps to add / subtract depth.
Probabilities for contrast:
I hit F5 too many times trying to match all brushes to be either horizontal or vertical before i decided to implement a feature to garantee its occurence :)
Probabilities for aligned brushes:
This is the end of the tour!
I'd like to thank everyone that got in touch, shared their experiences or collected any of my works. I'm honored to be a part of such an awesome community, amazing times!
Be well 🍀