In a previous post, I wrote about making drawings by tracing over generated line patterns to stimulate the student design process. At the time, I identified a problem with getting the generated patterns out of the computer, alongside being able to create different patterns.
Since then, I played around with adding a simple interface that allows someone to determine the number of lines, generate a random pattern using a button, and export it as a png for a drawing background.
The next step is to layer more information into the line generator. I am interested in generating figure-ground patterns or playing around with grid arrangements as a catalyst for new ideas.
Choose the number of lines, and push the Draw Lines button to see it in action.