"Creating Art & Music" is an introductory course designed to introduce creative activities in the context of art and music. Thus far the course has been taught at the middle school, high school, community college, and university level (with appropriate adaptations for each level). Each week this fall, students in the course are posting their projects in this strand of the Snap! forum. Here's a link to the course materials:
I tried to just make my own original without using any inspiration.
Ideally though, I want the shapes to be created in like a circular pattern that gets bigger and bigger, I'm just still working on it. I didn't realize we were supposed to start yet, so I'm a little behind, sorry!
Directions: Hover your mouse over the canvas and press the spacebar to draw a flower. Click on the green flag to clear the canvas.
My project draws flowers with randomly colored petals that the viewer is able to place wherever they wish. When I started the project I realized I could make leaf / petal shapes very easily by decreasing the size of my pen as it moved. I decided to make flowers based off that. I thought it would be interesting to make the project more interactable so I created my code blocks so that it would take the users' input to decide where the flowers should be placed.
I started with the same repeating polygons function that I had from class and decided to add more graphics around the border.
To make the border flowers I wanted to experiment with different angles and step sizes to make a different flower than the one in the center. I also used a similar process on the border flowers as the center one by decreasing the pen size and repeating to create a layered affect.
I first started with a design that was a spiral of octagons. I messed around with my design in an attempt to create an "explosion" of octagons from one center point, but then as I was playing around with the angles, the shapes gradually reminded me of roses. This inspired me to create something that resembles a bundle of scattered roses.
I started this design wanting to draw something using the options available in Snap. I found that making the background was very simple so I tried to draw a simple scene of nature. This lead to me drawing a desert sunset with a single cactus.
The octagons really do remind me of roses! I like how you changed the brightness of the roses on the different sprites to make different layers. I noticed that in the octagon function, you used repeat 20 instead of repeat 8, is there a particular reason?
I like the design that you created in your project and how it paints a creative image on the screen. The details of the cactus thorns must have required a lot of experimenting with the placement of the tick marks.
Great Sun! I also like how you were creative with he construction of the water. I also think you did a great job in including different colors for the sun it adds dimension and makes the landscape interesting!