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@greweb's #9 plot loop. The 1920p animation is the main digital art. NFT is available in 6 editions, one per frame. First buyer of each edition can collect related frame to acquire the physical art (selected by buy order. PM @greweb, ship anywhere in the world). Secondary market is digital only. plotted on Bristol paper with black fountain pen. See

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Here is "Shell" my 9th "plot loop" (see article). The main digital art is a 1920p video loop of 6 frames available as a Tezos hicetnunc NFT. The physical art is 6 frames of A4 size, plotted with a black fountain pen on Bristol paper, and offered when buying the NFT (6 editions, assigned in buy order).

Making of

I've rebooted one of my plot code (one from 100th's celebration) and animated it by rotating the center gravity. One of the usual challenge I had to face is the fact many strokes were placed at the same area and had risk to dig into the paper. I've used my usual 'grid counter' technique but this time pushed it to extreme in that it started making "dots" a bit like in the stippling technique. Dots are aligned to the grid that is used by the algorithm.

I then met one of the biggest difficulty of my plot: the fact the paper will start waving a bit with the humidity of the ink. It creates two problem: imprecision and unplanned strokes (lines when the robot move it).

I countered this problem by reversing my plot and starting from the center:

Some of the plots have small remaining imperfection that I judged being part of the art.

As a generative plotter artist, I use code to generate art (creative coding) and physically create it with pen plotters, which is itself a generative process – each physical plot is a unique variant. I love dualities, like digital vs analog physical, abstract vs figurative, orthogonal vs polar, photo vs noise,...