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80’s Design Floral Paintings

I’ve really been getting into combining flower images with glitch filters. They seem to go hand in hand – something about the organic nature of the flower, fed into the hyper techno random filters of the Decim8 app – I always end up with something interesting.

I also started layering geometric patterns on top to increase the glitch potential, and in the process the end result has a fun 1980’s look to it.

Apps used: Brushstroke, Decim8, Stackables

For pattern generation: Graphic, Affinity Photo, and Adobe Capture.

Here’s another one. No glitches on this one –  just playing around with filters:

Glitch Aesthetic

Glitch Art Aesthetic

Glitch art is characterized by images that have been spliced, offset, de-interlaced, xeroxed, pixelated, or any number of filtered effects that makes the image look, for lack of a better word, glitched.

What is Glitch Art?

Glitch art is a continuous transaction between human and machine. You give the machine an image. It gives you back an altered image. You push, it pulls, you give, it takes. It’s an ongoing negotiation. The machine gives back infinite altered versions of that image. The beauty is in the curation of these iterations. The machine can glitch infinitely. It is up to the artist to choose the one that is compelling.

How to Glitch

Natural organic objects are best. The glitches reveal an object’s gestalt, which can than be twisted, amplified, tortured, but still retain what makes the object itself.

These images were made on an iPad. I use the Decim8 app for the actual glitching, the Brushstroke app for painterly effects, and Procreate for layering and collaging. For more glitch art you can follow the #glitchart hashtag on instagram. Artsy also has a good collection of the glitch aesthetic. You can also follow my feed @bethcoll, or the feeds of these other glitch artists: @jedeyr, @glitchin_the_system, and @atanenhous.

Mavic Pro Drone Photos

These pictures were taken with a DJI Mavic Pro drone camera. This is a good starter drone for trying out aerial photography, this drone is good option. It’s both sturdy and light weight. Relatively easy to use, once it’s charged you can set it to beginner mode and get started. The photo resolution is decent as well.

Drone photography is an exhilarating hobby but there are drawbacks. Laws that regulate drones are constantly being introduced, so you need to check local regulations before you get started. Fortunately in Maryland, drones are allowed in all state parks. Sandy Point State Park is a great place for drone photography, with beautiful views of the Bay Bridge and the Chesapeake Bay.

 

This view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was taken with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.
Sandy Point State Park
Sandy Point State Park
Garnet, Valley, PA
Garnet Valley, PA
Sandy Point State Park
Sandy Point State Park
Sandy Point State Park, MD

Vector Drawing From the Masters

Bauhaus vector drawingThis is some vector practice, inspired by the Bauhaus artist, Anni Albers. A long time ago I took this course called “Drawing from the Masters.” It involved visiting area museums and attempting to copy paintings, and sketch statues. It was very useful, and I thought about bringing that approach into the present by taking this wonderfully simple bauhaus style doodle and converting it to vectors. As usually, wrestling with those bezier curves is always harder than it looks.

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