06 Nov Recreating My Doodle
The goal of this week’s sketch is to create a system to generate asemic writings. I turned to my sketchbook in search of inspirations and found a lot of doodles looking similar to these:
I have been making this kind of doodles for a while without thinking much into it. Now that I look at them, they are a perfect combination of my suppressed desire to write in Chinese (there is almost no need for me to write in Chinese anymore) and my love for squiggly lines.
I decided to recreate my doodles in code.
I set up the rules in my coding sketch: start with a horizontal line, make a turn and then go down the page, curve a few times but always come back to the central line, before going down straight and ending the character. Below is what it looks like on a grid:
Then I made another sketch putting a bunch of this kind of characters on the same page. As time passes they add onto one another and create new characters. Look at the sketch fullscreen here, or see the code here.