Drawing Machines: Early Experiments

Glitch Art Experiments: Ten Trees

Glitch art is the practice of using digital or analog errors for aesthetic purposes by either corrupting digital data.

One of my very first experiments under drawing machines was with glitch art. At first, the small changes I made didn’t seem to be satisfactory enough which made me to experiment further and distrust the images entirely, giving me a much more visible change in the images.

Ten Trees

Next, I tried to play with colours and the mirror effect to further glitch my images. Lastly, I had a lot of fun glitching pictures and messing around with this newly learned technique.

Glitch Art: Self Portrait (Evil)

One of my last tasks with glitch art was that of disrupting my portrait to give it an eerie vibe. This turned out to be more fun that I’d imagined it would be and I was really happy with the outcome.

Scanography Experiment

After trying my hands on glitching, we moved to scanography. Scanography is the process of capturing digitised images of objects for the purpose of creating printable art using a flatbed “photo” scanner. 

It was extremely fun to experiment with random materials to yield creative art pieces. For the scan above, I pulses for the beach effect, water in a transparent box with drizzling blue colour and a plastic mesh to give the effect of the waves.

Scanography Experiment 0.2

For the piece above I tried to create a frame sort of with some wooden sticks and scanned my eyes multiple times while the scanner was running. I also added the touch of scratched mirrors. The work talks about individual’s personalities and how we see them.

The last piece was a mechanism experiment that involved collaborating the digital mechanism into a physical one. This was one of the most exciting ones and taught me the value of the art of precision. These mechanisms can act as a drawing aid for several purposes. The one above can help make spiros somewhat with the help of numerous circles.

Author: Kashvi Jain