19th March, 2019 · 1 minute read
Inspired by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai I wanted to create a generative cherry blossom tree. It actually kind of looks like a stylised pōhutukawa tree. I initially wanted to develop a watercolour or hand-drawn style but settled on the defined, minimal look that naturally comes of computer generated graphics. Click the image to generate a new variation.
I started this sketch by implementing a recursive binary tree. From there I iteratively added slight variations from a seeded random generator.
A hand-drawn art style in computer generated art is something I'd like to explore further. One of the best examples of this I've seen of this is Jared Tarbell's Substrate. It's also animated and mesmerising to watch.