Original Generative Art Drawn with a Pen Plotter

Inspired by the natural world, drawn with actual pens!

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Meet the artist - Michelle Chandra

I started Dirt Alley Design just off a dirt alley in San Francisco in 2018. I make generative art - that's a fancy way of saying geometric pattern is my jam! I draw each print to order using a robotic drawing machine. All of my designs are inspired by patterns found in the natural world.

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From Digital to Analog: Turning Generative Art into Riso Prints
From Digital to Analog: Turning Generative Art into Riso Prints

One of my favorite printing processes to explores is riso, which look like copy machines but work more like a screen printing machine. Can you turn generative art into riso prints?

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CMYK Butterflies and Galaxy Art: Interview with Daniela Kroehnert
CMYK Butterflies and Galaxy Art: Interview with Daniela Kroehnert

Whenever I think "colorful" and "cool", I think of the art of Daniela Kroehnert, who creates beautifully detailed CMYK pen plots of butterflies, star clusters and insects.

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