Circle Games [Instructional Drawing]

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I originally intended to use arbitrary numbers picked by the artist at the beginning of the instructions, but felt that referring back to the numbers was too complicated. Were I to rewrite my instructions, I’d have them generate variables at the beginning as I originally intended.

 

ems2-instr-003I was a bit worried when I received my first drawing. I had intended for circle packing to occur within one, larger circle, but this person clearly did not interpret the instructions that way!

ems2-instr-002This was most in line with what I had envisioned a completed drawing to be. I was intrigued by the fact that this artist decided to created shapes as opposed to nets with the straight lined option.

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I felt bad for this artist, she spent a long time creating very small circles, only to find that she had to fill them in! Preventing the artists from seeing the future steps led to more interesting circle packing shapes, of which I’m pleased with. Overall the instructions created three very different pieces, while still maintaining a common aesthetic.

 

Author: madeleine

maddy (madeleine?) varner is a freshman art student at carnegie mellon university. she gets along with computers well enough. she has a youtube (www.youtube.com/user/madeleinelv) and an openprocessing (http://www.openprocessing.org/user/31193) her twitter is @mlvarner