SERIES 4

Various select works (December 2019 – March 2020)

From generated backgrounds to lovingly created features. Series 4 was about intentional feature creation alongside interesting generative processes.

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Each centerpiece facet is individually created in Illustrator, layer by gradient layer, built up with blend modes, opacity tweaks, and subtle shading.

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The backgrounds are a generative round trip between Photoshop, Illustrator and back to create the colorful topography at the edges of each artwork.

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Ultimately the disconnected creative process began to pose more challenges than solutions. It became a struggle for colors to match, for the centerpiece facet designs to maintain interest, and the overall concept began to feel more constraining than creative.

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However there are still critical design and artistic lessons learned from these works, and several resulted in lovely art.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Charles is an independent motion video & animation producer living in Austin Texas. He creates digital artwork with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Cinema 4D, and various other creative technology tools.

ABOUT THIS GIDDY FUTURE

This Giddy Future is an artist pseudonym for a continuing digital art exploration of various series iterations and collections published on blockchains, social media, and more.

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