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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Procedural sketching with Harmony

Yesterday Tamar pointed me to Mr. Doob's excellent new procedural drawing tool, Harmony. It's incredibly simplistic, but it has some unique brushes that allow you to create amazing-looking sketches in a matter of minutes, particularly if you lean towards the abstract. I pulled out my tablet and got hooked on Harmony for a few hours, and thought I'd share some of the sketches I came up with:

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For what I was going for, the "web" and "shaded" brushes were my favorite. I hope Mr. Doob continues developing Harmony - I know I'd definitely buy a full-featured version of it with hi-res output.

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10 Comments:

Blogger E. Kubinek said...

Print?
Pretty please?
Say your selling them!
=D

March 10, 2010 8:38 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

These are beautiful to look at!

March 10, 2010 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

I'm addicted to this thing now. Takes a bit of getting used to but once you do it's so much fun.

March 10, 2010 10:12 AM  
Anonymous Neroli said...

At last—a tool which helps crap artists feel like they're actually good at drawing.

Not belittling your skills by any means, Rob. I drew this rad little picture of a scorpion using the shaded brush and I'm the girl who locked her tablet away in frustration once upon a time.

I love it. Will definitely be bookmarking the page.

March 10, 2010 11:26 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

RE: Prints - I'd love to do a print using Harmony, but in its current form the software doesn't output at a high enough resolution. Maybe in the future!

March 10, 2010 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Lissa said...

How Funky :D

March 12, 2010 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Patty said...

I love how much depth you've managed to put in these sketches, they're fantastic, keep up the good work!

March 17, 2010 11:19 AM  
Blogger hemiones said...

so nice. a terrible distraction, but welcome.

March 25, 2010 5:47 AM  
Anonymous LB said...

Rob,

Wasn't sure where to post this, but sure you'll appreciate it.

April 8, 2010 5:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome!

May 10, 2010 6:08 PM  

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