I got an inspiration from a sketch I found on openprocessing.org. The sketch is called ‘Snake Brush’ and it uses processing to recreate a famous painting in a way I found very interesting. I have been trying to add a new touch to my photography and I think this is where I want to start. However, for this week assignment I decided to experiment with webcam first.


The idea is to control the movement of the circles with a microphone and have the circles pick up colors from the webcam as they move across the screen. It means you have to constantly talk into the microphone in order to create a painting of yourself.

I ran into a problem where the webcam took too long to load so the circles wouldn’t pick up the colors from live video. I tried preload function but it didn’t work so I decided to use frameCount and make the drawing appear after certain amount of time.

Far from perfect but I had a lot of fun playing with this! Hope you enjoy it too!



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