THE HOME OF GENERATIVE ART
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A new collaboration between Generative Hut Generative Hut and Vetro Editions, “Tracing the Line - The Art of Drawing Machines and Pen-plotters” is the second volume in the A.R.E series (Augmented Reality Exhibition).
It documents the use of pen plotters and drawing machines as an integral part of the contemporary generative and digital art production.
Featuring artworks from 100 international artists who use these machines in their practice, Tracing the Line is like no other art book, taking the viewer on an immersive art experience.
Generative art is defined as being an artwork that has been created with the use of an autonomous system , like an algorithm, computer code, or a custom piece of hardware. The artwork itself is as much the final result as the program used to create it.
There are many different forms of generative art, though one of the most popular is called ‘pen plotter’ art. Plotter artwork is generally very geometric, making heavy use of shapes, patterns and lines. Popular pen plotters include the Axidraw or the Line-Us and can print on paper or other surfaces.
Tutorials to get started
New to Generative Art? Here’s a selection of tips & tutorials to get yourself started. We're curating step-by-steps tutorials from some of the most active generative artists who share their workflow in Processing, Python, Cinema4D, Observable...
We test and review the most relevant pen plotters in the market, from beginner drawing robots to pro gear so that you can find the most appropriate tools for your practice.
And because plotter art is all about the pen, ink, and paper combinations, we share our favorites alongside tips for getting the best results.
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Browse from a selection of plotted artwork. Unlike prints, plotted prints are not multi-edition mass produced. The plots are all unique due to the physical interactions of the ink, the brush, and the paper.