# vikz-Interruptions

https://editor.p5js.org/vikz/sketches/m1kfW1x7c

Observations:

1. The artwork fits within a square
2. Black lines on white background
3. Lines are of same length and thickness
4. Lines are placed at varying angles
5. There is an overall flow to the image (having majority lines flowing either upwards/downwards, or flowing left/right
6. Most lines are either touching one another or intersecting
7. Lines near areas of negative space can be found to not touching other lines
8. Many areas have repetitive lines "patterns" of some sort, with slight change of angle from one line to the next.
9. Negative spaces between normal touching lines have relative similar area.
10. There are random patches of absence of lines ("interruptions")
11. Negative spaces "interruptions" are no more than 30% of the space.
12. There are almost "columns" / "rows"; each line going down and across seem to have the same center point
13. Amount of lines in each "column" / "row" ranges from roughly 45-55 lines.

Process: Originally, I had wrote three main functions (one to generate the lines themselves, one to generate a grid for which these lines would be placed, and one for calculating random holes based on noise(), to which I would then use in regards to the grid + line functions. I had run into several issues with this way, as I struggled manipulating each individual line to rotate in more "random" ways - it came down to either rotating all the lines at once, or rotating the entire canvas. I then decided to build off of Dan Shiffman's Coding Challenge #24, to which the manipulation of identical length lines were achieved through creation of a vector variable (p5.vector.fromAngle), to which he was then able to manipulate solely the vector itself by calling a rotation directly onto the vector, rather than the entire canvas. Then, through a noise function, I was able to achieve allotting "holes", or gaps in the canvas.

Although Dan Shiffman's way was very neat in achieving a series of segmented lines, I would have been more satisfied if I were to have the time to debug my own separate three functions. I believe that I would be able to achieve similar results if I could translate the way I drew lines by calling a vector, and then directly calling onto the vector to call for a rotation.