Scribbling Dream in 3D: Designing Scribble Structures

Scribbling is an excellent technique to add organic shapes into paintings.
I have designed a python program that helps me to color my scribbling style art

This project has been inspiring and satisfying. Along the process, I tested hundreds of scribbling images and constantly trying to find better ways of presenting them. For example, creating animations about the drawing process seems to be a good idea.

One big reason why I love scribbling-style art is because of its organic lines. The coloring program helped me to transform them into unique shapes. What if these shapes can be emphasized? After experimenting with different scribbling-style images, I plan to push the scribble-style art into a new dimension. Instead of focusing on rendering 2D images, I am planning to render scribbling-style photos into 3D and apply them into artifact design such as sculptures and robotics design.

To visualize what exactly are these structures look like, I used Illustrator to make these sample images.

As you can see from the examples above, turning 2D lines into 3d results in overlap. While the line structure is interesting enough, it is interesting to program alternative ways of assembling these shapes.

For example, we can create shape for individual shape, and assembling in various ways.

Besides creating artifacts and utilizing these structures into industrial design, I am also curious of whether these structures can be utilized in robotics design. For example, Strandbeest by Theo Jansen is a series of organic-looking robots powered by wind. It might be possible to combine scribbling-style structures with mechanics used in these Strandbeest and resulting in unique robots that are customizable and accessible to the general public