Any Zentanglers out there who made it through my previous posts on generative art may be wondering whether these techniques can be used to draw Zentangles. Let’s try! Zentangles are built from patterns, called tangles. We’ll try to create a tangle called aah. This is one of the original tangles from the Zentangle originators. There are many variations of aah. We’ll start with a simple 8-armed design. Tandika’s step-out for it looks like this:

In my last post, I talked about generative art, and showed a simple example using Javascript and the p5.js library. In this post, I’ll show another relatively simple example using slightly different techniques. Basically, the process is still the same: program the computer to generate a simple drawing and add an element of randomness. For this example, I am still using Javascript and p5.js. Many of you may be unfamiliar with Javascript.

I am the Artist’s Husband. Yes, I really am Tandika’s husband, and no I am not really an artist. But I am interested in art! I am a software engineer. Recently, I have been looking in to generative art, or art which is created through some automated means, and I thought I would share some of what I have learned as well as some of the results of my early experiments.

.play { text-align: center; margin-bottom: 3em; } .playToggle { display: none; color: red; } For this week’s Music Monday, I wanted to show you how different various types of tangling sound compared to each other. I chose three examples that have unique characteristics. Additionally, there will be two musical systems for each of the examples. Under each image there are two “play” buttons. The one on the left, labeled “Rhythmic” refers to the musical system you heard last week, in the “What Does A Zentangle Sound Like” post.

Note: Further down this page is an option to play music by clicking on a play button. To be able to hear it, make sure your sound is turned on and the volume set to a reasonable level. The technique should work with most browsers, but I am not able to test it in every one that exists. If you are unable to hear the music, or run into other issues, please let me know on my Facebook Art page by commenting on the post linked to this article.