aaaand applying the calligraphic effect to handwriting data (specifically, random glyphs from https://github.com/aparrish/chars74k-json-dump)
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this looks about halfway between "inspirational hand-written quote poster" and "zodiac killer" so I think I'm on the right track
composing characters by splitting strokes from two randomly-selected handwritten forms from the chars74k down the middle, then drawing the points from the left portion of the first character and the points from the right portion of the second character. the strokes all belong to their own "shapes" here so you get a bit of bleed-through for each because of alpha transparency. pretty happy with this, looks just like someone messing around with an ink brush
this is the same code but with thick ends of strokes instead of thick middles. has more of a marker feeling, i guess? but obviously gets messy when the end of the stroke has too many points clustered up with each other (as is common in this data set)
@aparrish this is aesthetically satisfying
@aparrish it kinda looks like some of the characters make artificial vertical strokes? Is that intentional?
@zatnosk not sure what's causing that—definitely not intentional. I think I just need to make sure that parts of the characters disconnected by the partition don't end up as single strokes
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