I’ve been working on a new drawing app. It has only three colors, red, black and white, plus a way to make 25% transparent black shapes that can be layered to create shadows and depth. It is inspired by old Frank Miller comics, Shepard Fairey’s stuff and all manner of four color propoganda prints.

It is a pretty straightforward drawing app - you move the pointer, and shapes appear. There is a slightly generative aspect to it, as there’s a bit of randomness built into the way points are actually added to the underlying polygons, but I am extremely pleased with the strange organic shapes and textures it creates. 

My output, so far, tends toward the creepy. Shadows and teeth and blood.

Here is a quick screen cast of how it works.

Unintended consequences - I can mix two images together into a generative polygonal drawing.

Yes, I crossed Justin Bieber and Paul Krugman.

A teaser of something I’m working on for XOXCO Dispatch. Subscribe now, first issue goes out on Friday.

I spent a few minutes hooking my polygon drawing software up to the Leap Motion, and now I am indistinguishable from a magician. Watch as I make colorful shapes by waggling my fingertips in the air.