ANNDART stands for Artificial Neural Network Dot Art. It's a toy I created testing an artificial Brain framework. Notice I say "Brain" because I avoid saying it's a proper neural network. Proper ANNs are supposed to have learning and training capabilities and are more strictly defined mathematically. Mine doesn't have that because my intention is to use it with random mutations in genetic algorithms with natural-artificial selection.
Valve just have been announcing somethings during this week. An operating system, custom hardware and today a gamepad controller. When I saw it I couldn't resist to see this cute creature.
A simple design of a spaceship and a trippy presentation. Testing strange ways to present the concept itself. The design is not too professional nor interesting but the atipical result is somehow interesting. This started when trying to draw with white lines over a dark background. The conclusion is that the light become all messy when applying some volume to the thing and it eventually derived to play mixing the colour inverted versions of the same drawing.
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After watching some of the videos of FZDschool I was inspired to try to do some profesional looking concept design of spaceships, and this is my humble result.
I enjoyed a lot doing them. I was drawing the three of them at the same time and that really helps in keeping your energy flowing. The third one is the one that took most of my time trying and redrawing, and it is the one that I like the least. So I used it as a veiled background to make a nice presentation of the other two.
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With the random words: Seaweed, screwdriver and draw. I made this quik underwater painting:
Following with the idea of the space shooter here comes another piece of concept art. A space battle scene. Again, listening to epic music in the background while painting. I am proud of the result and this will be great inspiration when working further in the prototype.
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Prototyping a space shooter while listening to epic music. I also made this quick concept art. The hero enters his ship to go on a new epic adventure to find glory or die.
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Creativity exercise, a drawing inspired by three random words from Creative Random Word Generator
A drawing I did today at the park, with some digital touches.
Paradoxically, I have had a great day.
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