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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Harmony Doodles

Being bedridden has seriously put a cramp in my style, and after about a week my sanity has started to get tested. Books have been read, netflix have been watched, and all the usual internet haunts were losing their magic.

In a benevolent effort to relieve my boredom, my girlfriend told me about this amazing little site. It's a super simple browser based art program called Harmony. The best way I've heard it described is an "auto-tune for drawing" and I'm pretty much hooked.

At first I started just playing around on my macbook trackpad, memorized by the way the lines interacted with each other. My first creation started out to be a woman's face, but through the process of clumsy finger-painting it somehow ended up as Abe Lincoln.

Excuse me mam, you have some president on your face.

I quickly broke down and busted out the tablet, because this was way too cool. Craggy serious faces turned out to be super fun.

It's time to kick ass, and chew bubblegum... and I'm all outta gum.

Magic apple, tasty.

Go to hell Tiberius. I'm a Virgo, not a sodding octopus.

A lot of the fun of this program is it's simplicity, and strict rules of use. As far as I can tell there is no undo function, which actually is awesome. It forces me to suck it up and just go for it!

Iiiii'm too sexy for clean lines, too sexy for clean lines...



My favorite brush by far has been "Chrome". It's nicely balanced, easy to get intense chunks of black, while still maintaining sensitivity to make light brushy bits. I'm hoping this will finally start helping me get back into practice, and also let me explore the weirder part of my brain.

Caution: mouth cave. Brush gently.

Overwatch reporting, ready to commence suppression.

Grim.

The party ain't started till the Lion gets there.

I'll post more if any other cool things come along.

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewelium/

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