Last year I participated in Inktober, an annual challenge where you create an artwork with ink every day for the duration of October, based on a list of prompts. I drew my sketches freehand in a spare notebook.
This year, I'm doing it again but I'm getting my robot to draw for me. I'm going to code a small generative sketch each day this month and feed it to my Axidraw. It's a nice way of "practicing my scales" for both my code skills and my creativity at the same time.
I'll update this post each day with the newest sketch. Here's the list of prompts for this year, so you can mark your calendar if there's one you're particularly excited about.
Alright, here's the full list. For each one I'll share the finished piece, the code used to create it (which can also be found here), and a generator where you can make your own. Expect simplicity, randomness, and very, very rough code.
1 October: Fish
2 October: Wisp
3 October: Bulky
4 October: Radio
5 October: Blade
6 October: Rodent
* No web generator for this sketch, as it requires a Node.js server to supply the Quick, Draw mice sketches. If you want to run it, download and unzip the whole Inktober2020 repository, open a terminal, go into the
6 directory, type
npm start, and then visit
http://localhost:3000 in your browser.